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What do Easter eggs mean on Easter?
The Easter egg represents the empty tomb that the two women found the day after Jesus had been crucified. But now most Easter eggs have chocolate inside them, this takes away the meaning and religiousness.
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because it represents new life
Very simply, Christians have eggs at Easter because pagans used to celebrate the coming of spring with eggs (which were a sign of new life and rebirth). When Christianity spre…ad and conquered pagan cultures, the old customs got absorbed into the new religion. This process is called "religious syncretism."
because they represent new life.
The egg has long since been a symbol for resurrection and new life; from the time of the ancient Persians, through Jewish culture, and well incorporated in the Christianity, t…he egg, a part of the celebrations about the Vernal Equinox, the comming of Spring, a time for planting and new life, has been a subject of wonder and veneration for just about all cultures. It appears in many religions as a critical symbol of new life, of Resurrection.. They are almost entirely unrelated to fertility. Women have all but always been considered mere vesssels for something from men. And until Robert Hooke discovered and named the cell using the microscope developed by at least Lippershey, and Janssen in the early 1600s, that was also unclear or rather unseen.. Ova does come from Latin meaning egg, but that is incidental to the role of the egg in religious symbolism.. When one thinks about symbols, you just about have to drop back to prerecorded history, and try to understand the terror of a total eclipse of the sun.. The egg is the symbol for new life, and for resurrection, not fertility. On the other hand, in the middle ages, particularly, in Germany a hare was said to lay eggs, and present them to children. It's not that far from the Easter Egg. The hare was a symbol of fertility, which makes sense in the light of the ability rabbits to breed without a season.. Coloring eggs has been raised to an art form in many folk societies; some traditions originated with the religious symbol, but rapidly because commercial by-products in mass societies.. And it has been suggested that with beginning in the 20th century, the Easter Egg became a symbol for a second leading time for the sale of chocolate products, and sales at clothing stores, in the United States and much of Europe.. The best known use of the Easter Egg is for a West Lawn event at the Whitehouse, in the United States of America.
we eat Easter eggs at Easter to celebrate new life.
It's a celebration of new life during the Spring Equinox which means, whoops, it's a "pagan" tradition (to use the term "pagan" quite loosely). My guess is that Christianity… attached new significance to the springtime tradition when Jesus was resurrected, but it's original meaning was about new life (babies), not resurrection (coming back to life) -- maybe I'm splitting hairs here (or hares, har har!).
Easter Eggs, in the Internet and other realms stands for hidden things.. From special scenes in games or videos, to hidden text or information elsewhere.. In games, there ma…y be special moves or codes to be entered for access to special screens.. The reference is to the tradition of children searching for hidden decorated eggs on the Easter Holiday.. These need to be searched out, and while many are easily visible, many are hidden well.
some people say that Easter egg and in particular the rolling of Easter eggs symbolise the disciples rolling away the stone at the entrance to Jesus' tomb, however Easter eggs…, Easter bunnies and Easter chicks represent fertility, new life and the reawakening of spring.
Rabbits and eggs are pagan fertility symbols of extreme antiquity.. Birds lay eggs and rabbits give birth to large litters in the early spring these became symbols of the ris…ing fertility of the earth during the spring season.. Since Easter also occurs in the early spring, people brought the beloved pagan symbols into the Christian celebration of Easter.. These pagan symbols have become part of the Christian tradition. They do not take anything away from the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and they add to the celebration.. Christianity has frequently absorbed the positive and neutral symbols of pagan religions while leaving the negative symbols behind, similar to Christmas trees and Halloween costumes.
It has nothing to do with Christianity. The legend has it that there was a beautiful bird who loved the goddess Isis. Each year on the spring equinox would come and lay her co…lorful eggs at the feet of the goddess. The goddess promised to grant her a wish and she said she would like to be a soft cuddly bunny, but Isis loving the eggs granted her wish but continued to lay her eggs each spring. . The word "Easter" is a distortion of the name "Estre," a pagan fertility Goddess. The early church in effect took over a pagan time of celebration, and adapted the name to suit its own needs. . The original Christian church celebrating Christ's resurrection every week by meeting for worship on the first day of the week (upon which He rose) celebrated the Pascha, which is a celebration "of His death till He comes." . This is the feast we are actually commanded to keep, then we fast on Friday, attend a vigil on Saturday and rejoice the morning of His resurrection (the Feast of First Fruits). But the Roman Catholic Church altered this practice first and centuries later by imposition developed a tradition of celebrating the Resurrection as the feast. . Rabbits and eggs are pagan fertility symbols of extreme antiquity. Birds lay eggs and rabbits give birth to large litters in the early spring these became symbols of the rising fertility of the earth during the spring season. Since Easter also occurs in the early spring, people brought the beloved pagan symbols into the Christian celebration of Easter. These pagan symbols have become part of the Christian tradition. They do not take anything away from the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and they add to the celebration. Christianity has frequently absorbed the positive and neutral symbols of pagan religions while leaving the negative symbols behind, similar to Christmas trees and Halloween costumes. . The English word Easter is from the Old English words Äastre or Äostre or Eoaste. Eostre/Eostra/Eastre was the name of a pagan Saxon goddess, goddess of dawn, spring and fertility. Apparently rabbits were her favorite animal. Eggs, hares and rabbits have long been symbols of fertility. Eostra's consort was the Sun god, and it is reported that the first Sun day after the first full moon succeeding the vernal equinox was sacred to her. Going further back, there appears to be a connection between Eostra and the ancient goddess Astarte, a goddess connected with fertility and sexuality. Perhaps Eostra is the European name for the same goddess. The Greeks used the word 'Aphrodite' for the goddess Astarte. And the Romans called her Venus. According to ancient myths and legends, Astarte gave birth to Eros. . According to one source, the ancient German goddess Ostara ( Eostre in Anglo-Saxon) had a hare as a companion, and that this may have led to the 'Easter Bunny' customs. This source adds that rabbits were part of pre-Christian fertility lore. For more information, see Related links below this box.
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some people say that Easter eggs and in particular the rolling of Easter eggs symbolises the disciples rolling away the stones at the entrance to Jesus' tomb. however Easter e…ggs Easter chicks and Easter bunnies represent fertility,new life,and the reawakening of spring
it represents new life like when Mary went to go see Jesus he was gone and everyone believed he was then a spirit so it represents new life
we have eastereggs because it mean new birth like a chick growing in a egg which is new bagging to chicks like new life. thanks for reading i hope this helps you
No. Eggs were symbols of fertility in celebrations before Easter was celebrated as a Christian holiday. The Easter egg is just a holdover from those pre-Christian times.