Easter Rebirth: How Rabbits and Eggs Came to Symbolize New Life (Video)
The Easter holiday, known for its themes of resurrection and rebirth, has a history that dates back thousands of years. One of the most recognizable symbols of Easter is the rabbit, which was a significant figure in ancient pagan cultures. These cultures believed that the goddess Eostre, who represented the dawn and spring, had a companion in the form of a rabbit. The Easter egg, which also symbolizes new life, has its roots in ancient civilizations such as the Persians and Egyptians.
Let’s take a look a look at these fascinating Easter traditions. From the ancient pagan rituals to Christian folklore, this is how rabbits and eggs came to symbolize the idea of new life during this important holiday.
Top image: Easter egg and rabbit. Source: Milenko / Adobe Stock.