Origins of Easter
March was known as Eostre/Estor/Easter Monath or the Month of Openings by Pagans.
Eostre was known as the Goddess of the Dawn & Fertility, known as Ishtar in some regions, originally indicating the re-birth of the Sun and the start of the Fertility season. i.e. the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Easter Eggs symbolize the Cosmic Egg of creation and rebirth. Prayers were and still are offered to the Cosmic Goddess to insure bountiful harvests in the coming summer from the rays of the sun.
Ra-Re-Ray pronounced Ra signifies Solar or Soul Energy
St pronounced eSSt signifies Stone or Earth Energy. When Rome changed Soli Invictus name to Christianity and it's savior's name, Mithra, to Jesus, they left out the birth from stone that was part of the Mithra myth and instead adopted the ancient virgin birth concept that was also common through history.
CHRIST: Ki-Chi-Qi pronounced Ka means Universal Life Energy in all things.KRST (Karast) pronounced "Christ" is a UNIVERSE CITY Term used from Egypt to India since the beginning of time that indicates Universal Soul Stone and is an allusion to the Stone that the Builder refused being the "Head Corner Stone"
Easter is a pagan festival. If Easter isn't really about Jesus, then what is it about? Today, we see a secular culture celebrating the spring equinox, whilst religious culture celebrates an alleged crucification and resurrection for which there area absolutely zero accounts or records from the alleged time and only contradictory accounts written at least one hundred years later. Most accounts are written more than 300 years later.
Early Christianity made many pragmatic acceptances of ancient pagan practices, most of which we enjoy today at Easter, Christmas & other festivals. The general symbolic story of the death of the son (sun) on a cross (the constellation of the Southern Cross) and his rebirth, overcoming the powers of darkness, was a well worn story in the ancient world. There were plenty of parallel, rival resurrected saviors too.
The Sumerian goddess Inanna, or Ishtar, was hung naked on a stake, and was subsequently resurrected and ascended from the underworld. One of the oldest resurrection myths is Egyptian Horus. Born on 25 December, Horus and his damaged eye became symbols of life and rebirth. Mithras was born on what we now call Christmas day, and his followers celebrated the spring equinox. Even as late as the 4th century AD, the sol invictus, associated with Mithras, was simply modified slightly to become Christianity. Dionysus was a divine child, resurrected by his grandmother. Dionysus also brought his mum, Semele, back to life.
In an ironic twist, the Cybele cult flourished on today's Vatican Hill. Cybele's lover Attis, was born of a virgin, died and was reborn annually. This spring festival began as a day of blood on Black Friday, rising to a crescendo after three days, in rejoicing over the resurrection. There was violent conflict on Vatican Hill in the early days of Christianity between the Jesus worshipers and pagans who quarreled over whose God was the true, and whose the imitation. What is interesting to note here is that in the ancient world, wherever you had popular resurrected god myths, Christianity found lots of converts. So, eventually Christianity came to an accommodation with the pagan Spring festival. Although we see no celebration of Easter in the New Testament, early church fathers celebrated it, and today many churches are offering "sunrise services" at Easter – an obvious pagan solar celebration. The date of Easter is not fixed, but instead is governed by the phases of the moon – how pagan is that?
All the fun things about Easter are pagan. Bunnies are a leftover from the pagan festival of Eostre, a great northern goddess whose symbol was a rabbit or hare. Exchange of eggs is an ancient custom, celebrated by many cultures. Hot cross buns are very ancient too, they come right out of the Last Supper Celebration of Soli Invictus' Mithra. In the Old Testament their is a mythical story of the Israelites baking sweet buns for an idol, and religious leaders trying to put a stop to it. The early church clergy also tried to put a stop to sacred cakes being baked at Easter. In the end, in the face of defiant cake-baking pagan women, they gave up and blessed the Mithra Last Super cake instead.
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