Wednesday, April 3, 2013

More about Easter, Easter eggs, and the Easter bunny than you could ever possibly want to know.

I’m not even kidding.

But if you have ever wondered what this:



...or this:



...or even this:



...has to do with this:



The short answer is: Very little.

If you want to learn more about Easter than you thought humanly possible, including where the word Easter comes from (you might be surprised) and why some people won’t observe Easter this year until May 5th, I refer you to the following articles in Wikipedia (even though Wikipedia itself is not considered authoritative by anyone in the academic community because Wikipedia is subject to corruption and error by virtue of the fact that it can be modified by its readers):

1. Easter;

2. Easter bunny;

3. Easter eggs;

4. Ēostre;

Happy reading!

If, however, you have never had the slightest inclination to wonder about any of these things and wouldn’t click on a link to Wikipedia if your life depended on it, I do thank you for your patronage and welcome you back on a future occasion.

As a very wise man once said, you can’t win ’em all.

4 comments:

Snowbrush said...

Yep, the celebration went from one of procreation to one of resurrection. BTW, I was thinking yesterday that you would be just the man to do a post on Henry Mancini.

Katherine said...

Yep, the superimposition of the religious on the pagan. Christmas is in there too...

rhymeswithplague said...

Snowbrush and Katherine, in a word, Yep.

But Snow, why Mancini? Why not Mantovani? Or Bix Beiderbecke or Dietrich Buxtehude?

Snowbrush said...

Why Mancini? Because I was listening to Mancini yesterday, was reminded of how many great pieces of music he composed.

"Buxtehude"? The organ guy? No, no, no.
"Montavani"? Did he compose much? Not that I know of.

"Biederbecke?" I have no clue who that is.