Eggs n bunnies n hiding them an grass nest baskets oh my!

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Where do these Traditions come from? Or like Christmas trees and Yule logs should this question be a pagan one?
     
  2. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    I think those are pagan traditions.
     
  3. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator

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    I think they’re a mix of pagan and Christian?
     
  4. OrtaYol

    OrtaYol Active Member

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    The explanation that makes most sense to me is that Easter is tied to pagan fertility gods, hence eggs and rabbits.
     
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    Thomas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A general FYI —
    Easter Eggs appear to be a Christian Tradition (from wiki).

    Eggs as such are universal, but the Christian Tradition of Easter eggs/painted eggs seems to have come from the churches of Mesopotamia.

    Eggs were off the menu in Lenten fasts, hence pancakes, Mardi Gras (Fr: Fat Tuesday), etc. Then, when Lent was over, an egg celebration ...
     
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