I've heard as I was a child that it comes from ancient pagans or pharaohs who had believed that rabbits had been symbols of fertility. Germans also associated the rabbit with Easter and may have done so as early as 1500 BC. According to the Germanic tradition, children would create nests out of girl’s bonnets and boy’s
caps in hopes the Easter hare would lay colorful eggs in the nests. The Easter hare became the Easter bunny by the 19th century
Just wrote a hub showing many of the origins for the "Easter" celebration and its customs - dating back to ancient Babylon and also reflecting its later migration into Medieval European culture. Hope this is useful.
http://hubpages.com/hub/WHY-NOT-Easter- … orful-Eggs
by wolfshadow 6 years ago
At what age did you learn the truth behind Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, etc.How did you learn and how did it make you feel?
by RodneyBlaec Rainey 4 years ago
Why keep perpetuating the myths of Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy etc.?
by Robie Benve 3 years ago
What is the origin of the Easter Bunny?I grew up in Italy, and we have no Easter bunny there. I was wondering how it got to be so important here in the US. Do you know the legend behind the Easter bunny?
by Annie 3 years ago
Where Did the Idea of the Easter Bunny Come From?
by ptosis 2 years ago
How come Christians eat ham for Easter when Jesus was a Jew?I would think having lamb or beef would be the choice. And how did the Easter bunny laying chicken eggs? I know eggs are a symbol of birth and life, but what about the rabbit?
by DaKingsKid 7 years ago
Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Baby Jesus.They find out that Santa is not real.And the Tooth Fairy, Not RealAgain the Easter bunny, Not RealWhat happens to the Idea of baby Jesus?I feel like I am playing the game, remember the line "one of these things is not like the...
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