Ostara [Dedicant Path Requirement]

Ostara is a Germanic holiday often referred to as the Pagan forerunner of Easter. It was named for the Germanic goddess of the dawn, Eostre. Many Easter traditions related to eggs and rabbits are pagan in origin ā€“ Ostara is a holiday of fertility, new life, and rebirth. In Slavic traditions, eggs are fantastically decorated by the women of the family, as part of a collective spell to bind up a great monster. This holiday celebrates the returning fertility and life of the earth in spring. It is a festival of celebration and joy as the world greens and livens after the long winter. Children are especially celebrated and honored during this time. Many people say that on the day of the equinox eggs can be balanced on end.

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