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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bunnies and Chicks

No, not those kinds!
The other kinds.

After all tomorrow is Easter!
And bunnies, chicks AND eggs proliferate!
One lays the eggs, that we color and may find.
The other is said to deposit them so we can find them.
So how come bunnies lay eggs for us to find?

Eostre, Ostara, Hebe, Demete, Ixchel...each pagan religion seems to have had at least one, but usually many fertility goddesses. Also known as Goddesses and yes, Gods, of motherhood, childbirth, spring and agriculture.

According to Germanic folklore, Ostara finds a sick chick, turns it into a bunny so that its fur keep it warm.
But it still is a bird so it lays eggs even if dressed like a bunny. And so the Easter Bunny that lays eggs is born :-)!

Another version is related to Mary Magdalene, the first person to see Jesus after the Resurrection.
She was holding a plain egg in the presence of the emperor while announcing Jesus Christ's Resurrection.  
The emperor said that Jesus rising from the dead was as unlikely as the egg, she was holding, turning red.
But the egg turned bright red as he was speaking those words.

To reflect on the meaning of Easter and Spring, enjoy this hauntingly beautiful Music.

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