Monday, April 5, 2010

Deity of the day

As it is Easter Monday, I thought it fitting we celebrate Eostre, the Teutonic Goddess of Spring and the Full Moon. An Old Germanic/Anglo-Saxon pagan God, Eostre is known as the a Mother Goddess/Goddess of fertility and the month of April was known Ä’ostur-monath whereupon they would hold the Spring/rebirth/fertility festival of Eostre. As per her motherly/fertile trappings, eggs and rabbits were typical symbols of her festival.

Now I know what you're saying, "What a remarkable coincidence that this Pagan goddess and her Spring festival would weirdly sync up with the accepted traditions of the Christian Easter festival, which we all know is held to commemorate the time that Jesus was put to death for illegally floating disciple Thomas Easter a loan to open his rabbit farm, egg hatchery, and luxury chocolatier shop. When He rose three days later we knew that Jesus was the true Messiah and a sound promoter of local business, so we celebrate this fact by partaking in the three things that Jesus gave his life to promote."

I know, it is a remarkable coincidence. But sometimes history and religion just come together in funny ways.

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