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
Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

Truth about the 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 Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny!

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. 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.


First published April 14, 2014. Last republished or updated March 28, 2019. Some info compliments of Metro Creative.

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  1. Vanessa Lynn Gallion

    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. Sarah Carter

    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: 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 Carter

    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.

  4. Bill Vogel

    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

  5. Steve Patterson

    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!

  6. Sarah Carter

    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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