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Ostara - The Vernal Equimox
ABOUT OSTARA | RITUAL | FOODS | REFERENCES ABOUT OSTARA Ostara (pronounced Oh-star-ah) is also called Eostre, Easter, Vernal Equinox, Spring Equinox, and the First Day of Spring. This is the time of year when day & night are equal, and heralds the return of...
Holidays >> Ostara
The Sacred Wheel: The Sabbats
The Wheel of the Year honors the never ending cycle of life, death, and rebirth. It expresses the belief which Pagan religions hold that time is circular, not linear. The Sabbats are derived from the rich traditions of seasonal festivals as celebrated by...
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Perthro
Welcome to the Perthro column of Rune-of-the-Month Club. Perthro is the Rune for the sound represented by the Roman letter “P.” This is the sixth Rune of the second Aett, hence the fourteenth Rune, so we are moving right along! Perthro is the reconstructed...
Divination >> Rune Stones

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Did You Know? The Origins of Easter Traditions
Another explanation revolves around Eostre, the pagan goddess of fertility and spring. According to the legend, Eostre found a wounded bird dying from the cold and transformed it into a rabbit so that it would stay warm.
Equinozio di Primavera: la festa di Eostre e della luce che si manifesta sulla Terra
In questo giorno, in cui le ore di luce e le ore di buio sono in perfetto equilibrio, il mondo pagano celebra Alban Eiler, ossia "Luce sulla Terra", conosciuta anche come Ostara, dal nome della Dea Eostre, Madre del Fuoco, Stella del Est.
Easter Trivia Quiz: Eggstremely eggcellent fun
Others still say it is named after the Teutonic goddess of dawn and springtime whose name is Eostre or Eastre and whose symbol is the hare. Why don't you try our quiz which rambles irreligiously around the subject of Easter? Quiz loading … TIMED QUIZ.
The magic of hot cross buns
The Egyptians had their own version, marked with a symbol representing the horns of an ox, and the Saxons ate a bun slashed with a cross to symbolise their goddess, Eostre (which many believe is the etymological root of Easter). For ancient Greeks and ...
The Christian History of “Pagan” Easter
Yes, The Venerable Bede did write in the 8th century that the name Easter stems from the goddess “Eostre” who gave her name to the “Eostur” month. How easily the public has swallowed this statement as “fact,” however, testifies to why the world needs ...

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