Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter ~ Happy Spring!

Rabbit, Albrecht Durer, German Renaissance

The Easter Rabbit comes to us from a Saxon tradition. The Hare was said to be the favorite animal of Eastre, the Teutonic-Saxon Goddess of spring and fertility.

People from all around the world have decorated eggs from time immemorial in celebration of the fertility of spring.

Ukrainian Easter Eggs

In Christian Tradition Jesus Christ rises from the tomb on Easter Sunday.

Head of Christ, Italian, Florentine, 14th century
Tempera on wood, gold ground

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