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Sacred Hares, Banished Winter Witches and Pagan Worship – the Roots of Easter Bunny Traditions are Ancient

April 14, 2022

‘The Madonna of the Rabbit,’ a painting from 1530, depicting the Virgin Mary with a hare. A painting by artist Titian (1490-1576), Louvre Museum, Paris

‘The Madonna of the Rabbit,’ a painting from 1530, depicting the Virgin Mary with a hare. A painting by artist Titian (1490-1576), Louvre Museum, Paris

‘Ostara’ by Johannes Gehrts, created in 1884. The goddess Ēostre flies through the heavens surrounded by Roman-inspired putti, beams of light, and animals. Felix Dahn, Therese Dahn, Therese (von Droste-Hülshoff) Dahn, Frau, Therese von Droste-Hülshoff Dahn (1901) via Wikimedia Commons

‘Ostara’ by Johannes Gehrts, created in 1884. The goddess Ēostre flies through the heavens surrounded by Roman-inspired putti, beams of light, and animals. Felix Dahn, Therese Dahn, Therese (von Droste-Hülshoff) Dahn, Frau, Therese von Droste-Hülshoff Dahn (1901) via Wikimedia Commons

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