There are many things we love about Easter, the Easter bunny, the chocolate eggs, the hunts and so much more. But there are so many things that we didn’t know about Easter, like where the origin of the Easter bunny story came from, where Easter Eggs originated from, or even where the world’s largest Easter Egg actually is. If you want to know more, just check out this list of 10 things that you didn’t know about Easter.
Pagen Goddess “Eostre”
We’ve all heard of some Pagan Gods such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo etc. but did you know that back in those days, they also worshiped rabbits as god-like creatures because of their ability to mate and reproduce in shocking abundance? However, the main idea came from the Celtic Eostre, that had the legend that their Goddess would turn into a giant rabbit when the moon was full.
Olde English Goddess “Ostara”
Although Easter may have some roots to ancient Christian traditions, the name “Easter” actually came from Pagans. It has been said that the Olde English worshiped a fertility Goddess named Ostara and the Celtics worshiped a similar God by the name of Eostre, both these names gave us modern English words that clearly relate to fertility and Easter.