It has been a while since I have tried my hand at the sonnet form. Eostre Bunny and Eostre Eggs What have eggs and bunny rabbits to do With Christian legends and such holy guff? Are they just ripped off from the pagans too? Stolen, like other sacred pagan stuff? Anglo-Saxons praised the Goddess Eostre The goddess of spring and life renewal But sly Christians rebranded her. Easter! As an annual all Christian festival Converts to the "one true god" was the game and eggs and rabbits were grist for the same. Edit: oops....I omitted a whole stanza.....consider this a work in progress...will complete on the morrow after sleep. Ä’ostre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Scratch the surface of a number of "Christian" traditions and you are just as like to uncover earlier pagan ones, appropriated, rebranded and given a Judeo-Christian varnish. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with appropriating ideas from other sources....the Bard used to do it often. Just that it is more honest to acknowledge the appropriation and its origin when it does occur. Easter rabbits and Easter Eggs have not a great deal to do with The Passion ...but the children do so love chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs...and anything that gets the children interested...well....that helps with an interest in mystery and miracles and the other doctrinal merchandising that goes with it. The pagan origins of such rituals and rites are...well...conveniently ignored or forgotten.