Sunday, 1 April 2018

The Meaning of Easter

I was most disturbed when buying my grandchildren some Easter eggs that those on sale at Lidl don't mention Easter at all. Religion is slowly being eradicated from traditional celebrations - it's disgusting.

Here we are in a country with a fine pagan heritage and not one mention of the dawn goddess, Eostre, on the very symbol of her fertility cult and for whom Easter is named. I know Christians like to claim Easter for themselves, but the symbol of the egg has nothing to do with them. Chicks, eggs and newborn lambs are symbols of spring and fertility, predating Christianity by millennia.

The mere movability of Easter, being the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox, shows the reliance on the ancient lunar calendar of the ancient pagans. Christians added the Sunday business and perverted the calendar.

The ones on sale at Lidl are called Belgian White Chocolate Eggs, which is very obviously a ploy by Christians to get their St Belgian in on the act - I can't quite remember whether he was a martyr to Type II diabetes or died after being pushed into a vat of molten chocolate.

We really need to get back to the true meaning of Easter and Easter eggs...


  1. It will be a marketing thing.....selling eggs that don't mention easter will also appeal to non Christians, but I am sure that you know that. There will be no interest in mentioning pagan history as there won't be enough pagans about to make the extra marketing effort worthwhile. But I suppose that is just my cynicism.

    1. All they need to do is mention Easter (better still, Eostre) and both pagans and Christians will be satisfied.