Until I started looking into this I had no idea that the Easter Bunny was as old as Anglo Saxon times, or earlier. The original pagan goddess worshipped at 'Eastre' was worshipped through her symbol - the rabbit. What better fertility symbol than hares & rabbits who can breed better than anyone in the springtime! The edible Easter bunnies were really an invention of the Germans in the1800's & were made of pastry and sugar. German children would look forward to a visit by the Oschter Haws almost as much as Santa himself! However, you had leave out an Easter bonnet or basket for the Easter bunny to leave you some brightly coloured eggs.
Well the Easter bunny definitely seems to have visited Folksy this week!
Just spotted a bunny rabbit in my garden. I don't think she's the Easter bunny though as she's not left any colourful eggs. Just a bunch of little brown droppings after munching her way through some of my spring flowers! Still can't complain as if you read my last blog post you would know that rabbit droppings are good for fertilizing the soil!!