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Where Did The Easter Bunny Come From?

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Tags: christianity, christianity-is-evil, history, holiday, holiday-origins, pagan

Comment by Morgan Matthew on April 12, 2009 at 5:31am
lol check out the header image :P
Comment by Morgan Matthew on April 12, 2009 at 5:41am
I like this part

The pagans hung on to the rabbit and eventually it became a part of Christian celebration. We don’t know exactly when, but it’s first mentioned in German writings from the 1600s. The Germans converted the pagan rabbit image into Oschter Haws, a rabbit that was believed to lay a nest of colored eggs as gifts for good children. (A poll of my Twitter followers reveals that 81% of the people who replied believe the Easter Bunny to be male, based mostly on depictions where it’s wearing a bowtie. The male pregnancy and egg-laying mammal aspects are either side effects of trying to lump the rabbit and egg symbols together, or rabbits were just more awesome back then.)

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