While any link between the Christians’ Easter and the Anglo-Saxon goddess, Ä’ostre – 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? 😆
Happy Easter Or Eostre
I really don’t care if you celebrate the Christians’ Easter or the Pagans’ Eostre; here’s hoping you have a joyous Spring holiday filled with beauty and fun times.
Happy Easter! And please do remember that in its original, Pagan form Ä’ostre, 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. 😉
May You Have Blessed Ä’ostre
Whether we each call it Ä’ostre, Ostara, Eostur, or Easter, we celebrate rebirth and a new dawn this holiday. May blessings fall upon you as do the soft rays of the Spring sun.