Eostar to Easter, Evolution of the Memes

So today is Easter. Christian celebrate Easter every spring. In the Christian faith, Easter is the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Everyone celebrates it a little differently, but there are some key images we associate with Easter, like the Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny. Both of which are also used to symbolize sex, and a woman’s fertility. In a weird way, it’s almost like we are celebrating two things. This holiday is celebrated in the spring when everything is flowering and coming back to life after the winter.

The weirdest part is that there was this old Germanic goddess named Eostar. Eostar was the goddess of dawn and new beginnings. It’s almost liked the names have changed, but the idea of celebrating dawn and fertility has been around for a while.