What is the symbol of resurrection?
Many people associate Easter as to celebrating the resurrection of Christ.
Actually men have taken the Biblical significance of the occasion and added symbols and customs that originate from ancient peoples who served false gods.
For example, consider a well-known emblem of Easter (RESURRECTION of Christ) in some countries-the rabbit.
"Ancient pagans used the rabbit as a symbol of the abundant new life of the spring season. . . . The first record of the bunny as an Easter symbol is found in Germany about 1572," says The Catholic Encyclopedia for School and Home.
Likewise, the Easter-time (RESURRECTION OF CHRIST) use of hot cross buns, brightly colored eggs, or chocolate bells has its roots in pagan religion.
The frog, regarded as a symbol of fertility and the Egyptian concept of resurrection, was considered sacred to the frog-goddess
The Westminster Dictionary of the Bible states that at one time "the original spring festival was in honor of the Teutonic goddess of light and spring known in Anglo-Saxon as Eastre. As early as the 8th century the name was transferred by the Anglo-Saxons to the Christian festival designed to celebrate the resurrection of Christ" which now some call Easter.
In the bible harvests are used to denote resurrection. Barley first, Wheat, then Grapes.
In religious paintings the peacock is the most common symbol for resurrection.