It may surprise many of you to learn that Easter has already passed!
Easter is the name of a fertility goddess known throughout the Anglo, Celtic, Teutonic, Germanic & Saxon lands. She is also known as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Ashtar, Ishtar, Ashtoreth, Austron and Ausos. From her we get the word “estrogen”, which is a primarily a female hormone.
Bunnies and eggs are symbols of springtime fertility. Fertile land, fertile livestock and fertile women were all extremely important to peoples living in these ancient cultures. To celebrate Easter, people would decorate eggs with magickal symbols to celebrate her fertility. And rabbits are known for their ability to mate! These are powerful symbols to promote fertility and restore virility, to bring good weather, to encourage the growth of crops and protect both flocks and children against misfortune.
The word “Easter” is not in the Bible. In Acts 12:4, the translators of the King James Version blatantly took the Greek word “Pascha” out of this verse, which means “Passover”, and inserted the fertility goddess “Easter”. Strange, but in the 26 other places where the Greek word “Pascha” appears in the King James Version, the translators decided to keep truth of the word “Passover”. Those who blatantly and intentionally mistranslate Scripture will be held accountable for their actions.
So when is Easter? Easter is the Spring Equinox, which already happened this year on March 20th. Sorry you missed it, but it will be back around!
So what should we call this holiday? Today is Resurrection Day, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus!