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Easter

Origin of the word "Easter" =

[[ M.E. (Middle English) ester < O.E. (Old English) easter, spring, Easter, original name of English Spring Festival < Eastre, dawn goddess < IE (Indo-European) base, EAST ]]

(From Webster's New World Dictionary, Third College Edition, 1986)

Brief History of Easter

No one knows exactly how old the vernal festival, called, "EASTer" is.  I can tell you factually that it is older than the Christian religion (i.e., centuries B.C.).  It probably originated in northwestern Europe as a festival that celebrates the renewal of life.  It was held on the vernal equinox (first day of spring), which is March 21 or 22.  It is called "EASTer" because the sun came from the EAST !!!!!

The so-called "Easter" Holiday, which exists today, is quite different than the original Easter Holiday, but some rituals still exist, even though the meaning of the holiday has changed.

This is how things changed:

While people in Europe were still celebrating Easter, the Emperor Constantine of the Roman Empire {around 300 A.D. (just an educated guess)} made Christianity the state religion of the whole empire.  Then, the idea was to "ease" conversion by incorporating as much of the local traditions as possible into the new state religion.  Easter was one of the traditions that was incorporated.  Easter nearly coincided with the Catholic festival of "Pasch" ("Pascua" in Latin), which also coincides with the commemoration of Jesus's resurrection.  So, in essence, modern day Easter is a combination of at least three festivals:  (1) Festival of Easter, (2) festival of Pasch, (3) festival of Jesus's resurrection.  We still practice some very ancient rituals in England, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  Please let me share...

 

Easter Tradition: Coloring Easter Eggs:   

On the night before Easter, children color hard boiled eggs and set them out for the Easter Bunny.  While the children are sleeping the Easter Bunny comes and hides the eggs around the home.  When the children wake up, they hunt for the eggs and then eat them for breakfast.

Since Christianity came to England, Easter has been chiefly a Christian holiday, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  But even non-Christians can (and often do) participate in the ancient rituals of coloring and hunting for Easter eggs.  In fact, it is very common for schools and various organizations to hold special Easter egg hunts before Easter day, in America.

Why Eggs and Bunnies?  

Eggs (especially chicken eggs) and bunnies (rabbits) are symbols of fertility.  Originally the Festival of Easter was held to insure fertility of crops and families.  Eating eggs and carrying rabbits feet around were thought to insure fertility.  Why?  Well, the answer is because eggs are symbolic of reproduction, and rabbits are a symbol of plentiful offspring or abundant reproduction.

When is Easter?

Nowadays Easter is always celebrated during the Catholic Pasch, which is always on a Sunday, but it was originally celebrated on the day of vernal equinox (춘분).  An 'equinox' is when the sun passes the equator, making day and night of equal length in all parts of the earth.  The vernal equinox occurs about March 21.  

The actual day of Pasch is different every year.  So, people usually have to consult a calendar.  Furthermore, Easter (Pasch) is always on a Sunday because traditionally, Christ was resurrected on a Sunday.

DATES of EASTER (Pasch)

2016 3/27
2017 4/16
2018 4/1
2019 4/21
2020 4/12

Easter is a very important day to Christians, especially Catholics; BUT IT WAS NOT INVENTED by them.  They just "borrowed" it for their OWN purposes.

 


Astro-theology: Easter


 

Astro-theology's relationship to Easter: Precession of the Equinoxes

ALL ancient religions had similar traditions, all based upon Astro-theology.  I know!  That is quite an assertion, isn't it?  Let me try to prove it to you.  And the relationship to Easter is that time was measured by using the Spring Equinox, called the "Precession of the Equinoxes"!

Sun God
of Egypt
Birth Mother Life Baptism/
Ministry
Disciples
(12 signs
 of Zodiac)
Epithets Death Re-
sur-
rected?
Horus Dec.25th
Heralded by a star in the East and adored by 3 kings
Virgin
Isis
At the age of 12 became a prodigy child teacher. Baptized at the age of 30 by Anep
and began his ministry.
Had 12 disciples; peformed miracles, such as healing the sick and walking on water The Truth,
The Light,
The Good Shepherd,
The Lamb of God,
etc.
Betrayed by Typhon, then crucified, Dec.22nd, burried, and remained burried for 3 days. Yes! by Isis.

The re-sur-
rection began on Dec.25th, but ended on the Spring Equinox
(Easter!)

Sun God
of Fridgia
Birth Mother Life Baptism/
Ministry
Disciples
(12 signs
 of Zodiac)
Epithets Death Re-
sur-
rected?
Attis Dec.25th
Heralded by a star in the East
Virgin
Nonon
? ? ? ? Crucified on Dec.22nd,
Buried for 3 days.
Yes!

Easter!

Sun God
of India
Birth Mother Life Baptism/
Ministry
Disciples
(12 signs
 of Zodiac)
Epithets Death Re-
sur-
rected?
Krishna

(Chrishna)

Heralded by a star in the East Virgin
Davaki
? ? Yes. 12. ? Yes. Yes!

Easter!

Sun God
of Greece
Birth Mother Life Baptism/
Ministry
Disciples
(12 signs
 of Zodiac)
Epithets Death Re-
sur-
rected?
Dionysus Dec.25th Virgin
Semele
? ? ? King of Kings,
God's only begotten son,
The Alpha and Omega
Gave his life on Dec.22nd, and his "blood" became the wine (juice of the grapes). Yes!

Easter!

Sun God
of Persia
Birth Mother Life Baptism/
Ministry
Disciples
(12 signs
 of Zodiac)
Epithets Death Re-
sur-
rected?
Mithra
(Note:  Saul of Tarsus was a Roman soldier, and the religion of most of the Roman soldiers was Mithraism)
Dec.25th Virgin
Anahita
? ? Yes. 12. The Truth,
The Light,
etc.
Burried for 3 days. Yes!

Easter!

Sun God
of Norse
Birth Mother Life Baptism/
Ministry
Disciples
(12 signs
 of Zodiac)
Epithets Death Re-
sur-
rected?
Baldr
Balder, Baldor,
Baldur
Bæl-Dæg
(Lord [of the] Day)
? Frigga Bright, loving ? ? Lord of the Day
Shining One
The Beautiful One
Killed by Loki (personification of darkness, evil, and mischief) Yes, by his mother.

Easter!!!!!

Sun God
of Hebrews first,
Then Greeks &
Romans
Birth Mother Life Baptism/
Ministry
Disciples
(12 signs
 of Zodiac)
Epithets Death Re-
sur-
rected?
Jehovah
Yahweh

Jesus (Gk)
Johoshua (Hb)

Caveat:
Please don't get me wrong.  Jesus was a real person, but the Jesus of St. Paul the alleged apostle, was not the same Jesus.  Paul's Jesus was the personification of the sun.

See "Mithra" above.

Dec.25th

Heralded by a star in the East and adored by 3 kings

Virgin
Mary
At age 12 became a prodigy child teacher. Baptized at the age 30 by John the Baptist.

Then, he began his ministry.

Yes! 12 apostles. The Light
The Life
The Way
The Truth
The Lamb of God
The Messiah
Lord of lords.
King of kings.
The Alpha and Omega.
Betrayed by Judas, crucified on a cross (the celestial cross), and buried for 3 days. Yes, by his father.

EASTER!!!

The similarities are uncanny!
It is clear that Samaria was one of the cradles of civilization.
I maintain that there were more than one!
See my Creation Myths Page for more info.

 


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