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Truth about the Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

What is the truth about the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs? A goddess? Fertility? Who should we celebrate? Find out in this blog entry. #EasterBunny #Easter #EasterEggs

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.

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.
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.

Keep reading to find out more about the Truth about the Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

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.

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Some info compliments of Metro Creative.

First published April 14, 2014. Last republished or updated March 30, 2020.

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