Having just passed, I was curious to know how Easter, traditionally a religious holiday, came to be associated with colored eggs and a large rabbit?
asked Apr 27 '11 at 11:55
Easter was the pagan god of fertility in ancient Babylon. It is believed that she came down from the sky and when she rested upon the water, to prove that she was a god, she turned a bird from the sky into an egg laying rabbit. The celebration of easter is a pagan holiday and was adopted by Christianity as a cute way to get people to join their religion. As for eating a ham on easter sunday, that is in remembrance of tamus the son of the sun god who was killed by a wild boar while hunting and dying easter eggs comes from priests impregnating young virgins and taking the infants and killing them and dipping the eggs in their blood.
answered May 20 '11 at 09:20