Now to the point. I still have my little yellow bunny my dad gave when I was about 11 or 12 years old. Thinking about Easter, I started wondering how did we get from Christ, the cross, resurrection, (the whole Christian thing) to stuffed Easter Bunnies and marshmallow Peeps?
Well, many of you probably know. But for those that don't, here is a brief overview. And just in case you are REALLY interested, I've provide links to some of those others sites and you can read until the cows come home. But if you're one of those "just the facts mam" kind of guys/gals like me, then this should tell you all you need to know, and then some.
I know some of you are answering the "how did we get here from.. " question with BLATANT COMMERCIALISM... Hummm, close, but not quite. Please read on.
It is believed (by those that believe it) that the word Easter is derived from Oestar, or Eostre, the goddess of Spring and renewal. The goddess was totally into spring celebrations so the annual tradition begins.