Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Ever wondered about the orgin of the Easter Bunny? 

The abbreviated history: "Many pagan cultures held spring festivals" hundreds of years ago. One such festival was in celebration of "Eostre, the goddess of dawn." Mental Floss explains that Eostre was "linked to the hare and the egg, both symbols of fertility." As a way to convert the pagans to Christianity, missionaries began turning the festivals into Christian holidays.

For a fuller story, check out this link...

1 comment:

  1. Belated Easter greetings... it was my kind of treats going on the blog tour, and reading all our flashes again. BTW, I adored the bunny 'looking for love' personals, and the wolfie tail chase.