I wasn’t sure what to talk about this Wondering Wednesday, so I looked up some fun musings on other sites to ponder over. However, I came across a thought that actually happens to have an answer.
Question: “Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don’t lay eggs.”
Answer: That is because the bunnies and eggs are symbols of fertility, and were/are celebrated in the pagan holiday Ostara. This pagan celebration takes place during the spring equinox and is a celebration of life, birth, and the upcoming summer. When Christianity made waves across the the pagan communities (like Yule becoming Christmas) the celebration of Ostara was converted to Christianity, so they could still celebrate during the time of year, just under a new religious meaning. (This is the super abridged, water-down version, I highly recommend looking up the origin of goddess Ostara and the conversion to Easter if you’re curious!) Eventually, a rabbit that hides eggs every spring was created.