Truth about the Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

Truth about the Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs – Did you know that the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs promoted a goddess. Both of these gave honor to Ēostre or Ostara, this came about in the 8th Century. She is a German-made up false god, since we know that our Heavenly Father in Heaven is the only God. #EasterBunny #EasterEggs

Truth about the Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

Truth about the Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs - Did you know that the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs promoted a goddess. Both of these gave honor to Ēostre or Ostara, this came about in the 8th Century. She is a German-made up false god, since we know that our Heavenly Father in Heaven is the only God. #EasterBunny #EasterEggs
Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

Ēostre or Ostara used the bunny and eggs since those were symbols of fertility. Bunnies were known to have huge numbers of litters of baby rabbits in early spring. So she used the rabbit as a symbol of fertility.

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Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs also called Paschal Eggs, or known as decorated eggs. Paschal being related to Easter or the Jewish Passover.  Even the Catholics, use Easter Eggs as symbolic of the tomb of Christ. Not to mention, Historians believe King Edward I of England, who ruled from 1272 to 1307, dyed boiled eggs and gave them to members of his royal household on Easter. Did you know a hidden feature in games and electronic devices is called an “Easter Egg”.

Eggs are one of the more recognizable symbols of Easter. For Easter egg hunts, eggs are hard-boiled and decorated in bright hues. It’s believed that the origins of Easter eggs are both secular and religious. From the secular (once pagan) perspective, the egg is an ancient symbol of new life, according to The History Channel, and has been associated with pagan festivals that celebrate spring. Some Christians feel that Easter eggs represent Christ’s emergence from the tomb and his subsequent resurrection. Eggs were once a food not consumed during Lent, therefore painting and decorating them to mark the end of fasting and penance became a way to celebrate Easter.

While Easter eggs may seem like a secular symbol of Easter, their connection to Easter dates back many centuries. CatholicCulture.org notes that the early Christians saw the egg as symbolic of the tomb out of which Christ emerged when he was resurrected. Early Christians even painted Easter eggs, much like parents do with their children today, and even had them blessed and gave them as gifts. Historians believe King Edward I of England, who ruled from 1272 to 1307, dyed boiled eggs and gave them to members of his royal household on Easter.

Check out the Empty Egg being the Empty Tomb in this You’ve Been Egged Printable!

Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny, also known as the Easter Hare, came about from German custom. This custom of the Easter Bunny came to American in the 1800’s. As you can see the goddess Ēostre and the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs were all German-derived with pagan roots. They deal with lower case god. We all know there is only one God! Sadly to say, the Easter Bunny today is the most commonly recognized for Easter. I guess that’s why I like the blog post Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus.

The Easter bunny is very much a secular symbol of the holiday, but one that has become so ingrained with the season that many people ascribe to it a Christian meaning. Pagan celebrations of spring often linked rabbits or hares with the season because of their fertility and ability to bring forth new life. According to the Christian living resource Crosswalk, believers associate the rabbit coming out of its underground home as a symbol of Christ emerging from the tomb.

Easter is for Jesus!

Let’s not take Easter off the Resurrection of Jesus. Jesus is the reason for Easter, we celebrate a Risen Savior! Jesus is first and the center of everything, not pushed aside or put second or last! He is our Savior who died for our sins so we may have eternal life. Easter is all about our Lord and Savior not some bunny, eggs or a false god. It is all about Him! I like the song I serve a risen Savior He’s in the world today. I know that He is living no matter what men may say … He Lives! He Lives!

Did you know Easter Sunday is also called Resurrection Sunday.

Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
Easter Posts Easter Blog Posts Complete Blog Post List for Easter
  1. 1 Cross, 3 Nails, 4 Given Church Sign
  2. 8 Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
  3. 20th anniversary of the powerful film, “The Passion of the Christ.”
  4. A-Z of Easter, The
  5. Amber Alert: Jesus Christ is Missing
  6. Arise My Love by Newsong
  7. Ascension
  8. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  9. Body of Christ
  10. Breakfast Pizza
  11. Broken Egg
  12. CEO Christians Church Sign
  13. Colors of Easter
  14. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  15. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  16. Cross Acronym
  17. Cross of Jesus
  18. Cross Tree
  19. Dogwood Tree
  20. Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt
  21. Dye Eggs with All Natural Ingredients
  22. Easter celebrations in the era of social distancing
  23. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt
  24. Easter Finger Puzzle Printable
  25. Easter is Canceled
  26. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  27. Easter Monday
  28. Easter Story Snack Mix Printable
  29. Easter Sweet Treats Makes Easter Special
  30. Easter Symbols
  31. Easter Trees
  32. Easter Word Search Printable
  33. Egg Rolling
  34. Emoji Easter Story Printable
  35. Empty Egg
  36. Finished An Easter Spoken Word Videos by KB
  37. Forgiveness
  38. Free Easter Printables
  39. Good Friday
  40. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  41. He is Risen Display
  42. Hiding Easter Eggs
  43. History of Easter Bonnets
  44. Holy Monday
  45. Holy Saturday
  46. Holy Thursday
  47. Holy Tuesday
  48. Holy Wednesday
  49. Hot Cross Buns
  50. If Jesus Had An Obituary
  51. Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  52. It’s Not About the Bunny Church Sign
  53. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  54. Jesus Shows His Scars
  55. KSBJ’s Cross Stops in Houston!
  56. Lazarus Saturday
  57. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  58. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  59. Legend of the Three Trees
  60. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  61. Life Savers
  62. Make Easter Eggs Last
  63. Maundy Thursday
  64. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  65. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  66. Palm Sunday
  67. Passover
  68. Resurrection Bracelet
  69. Resurrection Rolls
  70. Searching for Christ
  71. Shrove Tuesday
  72. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  73. Son of God Movie Review
  74. Spy Wednesday
  75. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  76. Stitching Easter delights with Sewing
  77. Sweating Blood Prayer
  78. Telelestai
  79. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  80. The Rock at UT Painted for Easter (2024)
  81. The University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Messages (2022)
  82. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  83. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  84. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  85. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  86. University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Message, The
  87. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
  88. What’s So Good About Good Friday?
  89. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  90. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  91. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
  92. You’ve Been Egged Printable

Sources

Some info compliments of Metro Creative.

First published April 14, 2014. Last republished or updated March 25, 2024.

Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
Easter Posts Easter Blog Posts Complete Blog Post List for Easter
  1. 1 Cross, 3 Nails, 4 Given Church Sign
  2. 8 Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
  3. 20th anniversary of the powerful film, “The Passion of the Christ.”
  4. A-Z of Easter, The
  5. Amber Alert: Jesus Christ is Missing
  6. Arise My Love by Newsong
  7. Ascension
  8. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  9. Body of Christ
  10. Breakfast Pizza
  11. Broken Egg
  12. CEO Christians Church Sign
  13. Colors of Easter
  14. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  15. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  16. Cross Acronym
  17. Cross of Jesus
  18. Cross Tree
  19. Dogwood Tree
  20. Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt
  21. Dye Eggs with All Natural Ingredients
  22. Easter celebrations in the era of social distancing
  23. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt
  24. Easter Finger Puzzle Printable
  25. Easter is Canceled
  26. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  27. Easter Monday
  28. Easter Story Snack Mix Printable
  29. Easter Sweet Treats Makes Easter Special
  30. Easter Symbols
  31. Easter Trees
  32. Easter Word Search Printable
  33. Egg Rolling
  34. Emoji Easter Story Printable
  35. Empty Egg
  36. Finished An Easter Spoken Word Videos by KB
  37. Forgiveness
  38. Free Easter Printables
  39. Good Friday
  40. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  41. He is Risen Display
  42. Hiding Easter Eggs
  43. History of Easter Bonnets
  44. Holy Monday
  45. Holy Saturday
  46. Holy Thursday
  47. Holy Tuesday
  48. Holy Wednesday
  49. Hot Cross Buns
  50. If Jesus Had An Obituary
  51. Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  52. It’s Not About the Bunny Church Sign
  53. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  54. Jesus Shows His Scars
  55. KSBJ’s Cross Stops in Houston!
  56. Lazarus Saturday
  57. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  58. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  59. Legend of the Three Trees
  60. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  61. Life Savers
  62. Make Easter Eggs Last
  63. Maundy Thursday
  64. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  65. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  66. Palm Sunday
  67. Passover
  68. Resurrection Bracelet
  69. Resurrection Rolls
  70. Searching for Christ
  71. Shrove Tuesday
  72. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  73. Son of God Movie Review
  74. Spy Wednesday
  75. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  76. Stitching Easter delights with Sewing
  77. Sweating Blood Prayer
  78. Telelestai
  79. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  80. The Rock at UT Painted for Easter (2024)
  81. The University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Messages (2022)
  82. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  83. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  84. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  85. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  86. University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Message, The
  87. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
  88. What’s So Good About Good Friday?
  89. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  90. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  91. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
  92. You’ve Been Egged Printable


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11 thoughts on “Truth about the Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

  1. the dying of eggs comes from when mary not yeshuas mother brought a dyed egg red to show that htere is life in death and that with the blood shed of yeshua there would be eternal life thru his blood look it up

  2. Quite often Christianity absorbed pagan traditions, from dates to legends, so that they could more easily convert heathens. It doesn’t say in the Bible about dyeing eggs; “The most renowned story links Mary Magdalene to the red Easter eggs custom, who being the first to have seen the empty tomb of Jesus after his resurrection, went to the Roman emperor to inform him of the miracle. The emperor, however, didn’t believe what he was told and announced that he would believe the claims of Mary Magdalene only if the eggs in a basket next to him would turn red instantly, which they did. A second story has it that the Virgin Mary offered her son’s guards a basket of eggs so that they would treat him well. The eggs turned red when Virgin Mary soaked them with her tears. According to a variation of the story, an unknown woman would believe in the news of Jesus’ resurrection, only if the eggs she was holding in her hands would turn red. Miraculously, the eggs changed color as soon as she formed her doubt. The Greek Orthodox tradition is for eggs to be dyed red on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the Last Supper, the final meal which Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion.” – See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/04/16/why-do-greeks-dye-eggs-red-for-easter/#sthash.ixBiF5ja.dpuf It is up to us Christians to educate ourselves about traditions that we are taking part in and deciding how our families want to go about participating.

  3. Sarah so where did the “most renowed” stories come from ? Eggs are not meat (yet),

  4. I do not know, Sir. I encourage others to read the legends, and then study a good lot of historical records. I then encourage asking questions. In this instance, I can see that pagan traditions used eggs as symbols in traditions. That can be an attributed to the Eostre spring equinox celebrated long before Christianity, and Christians can shun those symbols if they see them uplifted in tradition because of the relation to paganism. Other Christians may study further into it. Maybe finding chicken eggs were okay to eat and formed part of a small lunch if one was lucky to have a chicken; maybe she had some left over from the ceremonious Passover dinner setup, the lucky egg from the plate. Perhaps one of the legends about Mary came from that historical record of having eggs on hand for lunch as she was on her way from the tomb with the red egg miracle. I myself teach my children that there is always a bit of truth in a legend, but as time passes, the legends become entertaining stories. The legend may as well could have happened, but maybe it wasn’t recorded in the Bible because the Ressurection was more important of a miracle to share? Questions and studying lead to your own understanding of a tradition or symbol. That is how we can see a pagan use an egg as one symbol, and a Christian see it as another, and another kind of religion avoid it all together and just eat a hardboiled egg. The same can be said about other legends surrounding Paschal, as I call the reverence of the Ressurection. And as always, I encourage you to pray before you delve into lore, history books, records of culture and traditions. God opens our eyes to the truth when we fully submit to His will, His Way and His love.

  5. Eggs are from the
    Jewish seder tradition representing the new life of spring. In Christianity, they were a way of preserving eggs, as they couldn’t be eaten during the lenten fast

  6. thank you Sarah, Tommy and Bill. I’ll have to look into all these comments and that thank you very much. Nevertheless Easter eggs and bunnies have become something bad as well though. No matter when they actually came to start … Our focus shouldn’t be on Easter eggs or the Easter Bunny, but on Jesus Christ that He died for our sins and three days later he arose as God said would happen to fulfill the law. praise God we serve a risen Savior he’s alive today. I’m glad that my God’s not dead!

  7. Eggs and rabbits are not betrayed as gods. They are used as symbols in various religions. I teach my children about the empty tomb with an egg, but I can use anything to teach them about the empty tomb. In the end, however we do it, celebrating the sacrifice, it needs to glorify God.

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