While any link between the Christians’ Easter and the Anglo-Saxon goddess, Ēostre – now, often called Ostara by Neo-Pagans – may well only exists in St. Bede’s mind and writings, it’s still one of my favorite Christian-originated/Christian-appropriated holidays. How can I not love a holiday centered upon Spring and Fertility? 😆
Oh yeah! Easter in 2020 ain’t like ones in the past. It feels a lot more like getting up close and personal with a facehugger. Worse, I’m not sure that 6ft is enough distancing to avoid their initial leap.
Just in time for Easter 2020, chocolatiers around the world are making Easter Bunny confections wearing protective face masks. 😆
I love it! Nothing says hope more than some good, old-fashion thumbing your nose at whatever’s scaring you.
Happy Easter! And please do remember that in its original, Pagan form Ēostre, it was and is a Spring fertility celebration. Hence, one could say that hunting for Easter eggs has a more enjoyable and adult meaning than normally used. 😉
The Easter Bunnies have come, not just to town, but to Reflections From A Murky Pond as well.
ROFLMAO And what should one do when encountering an Easter Bunny? Why, hunt for the eggs of course. Easter is, after all, a time to celebrate burgeoning fertility.
Oh, and for any Christians who might be offended by this article, feeling it to be both too irreverent and sacrilegious, I must respond that every single one of the trappings of Easter celebrations, even the holiday’s name, was stolen from European paganism, in this case the Vernal Equinox celebration of Ostara or Eostre.
Christians should, in my rarely humble opinion, eschew the Easter Bunny in favor of the Paschal Lamb.
Now, time to find an Easter Bunny and paint some eggs. 😉