Hi Easter Egg lovers dont forget me I love Easter Eggs too. A punishment willl be administered if it is not up to standards I expect of a good Chocolate Egg be warned!!
Easter a time of celebration with Easter Eggs, bunnies and peeps.
All the fun things about Easter are pagan. Bunnies are a leftover from the pagan festival of Easter, a great northern goddess whose symbol was a rabbit or hare. Exchange of eggs is an ancient custom, celebrated by many cultures. Hot cross buns are very ancient too. In the Old Testament we see the Israelites baking sweet buns for an idol, and religious leaders trying to put a stop to it. The early church clergy also tried to put a stop to sacred cakes being baked at Easter. In the end, in the face of defiant cake-baking pagan women, they gave up and blessed the cake instead.
Easter is essentially a pagan festival which is celebrated with cards, gifts and novelty Easter products, because it's fun and the ancient symbolism still works. It's always struck me that the power of nature and the longer days are often most felt in modern towns and cities, where we set off to work without putting on our car headlights and when our alarm clock goes off in the mornings, the streetlights outside are not still on because of the darkness.
Clichés such as as phali, (see phallus), ankhs, crucifixes, eggs, rabbits, and maidens dressed in white; the proper trappings for certain pagan holidays, such as Easter. What better way to celebrate, than to bite the head off the bunny goddess, go to a "sunrise service", get yourself a sticky-footed fluffy chick and stick it on your TV, whilst helping yourself to a hefty slice of paganSimnel cake, leave a slice for me.
Happy Easter everyone get chomping xx