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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 – Ostara is a holiday of fertility, new life, and rebirth. 81 more words

Half Term!!!

Phew! I have had a rather hectic week! I’m actually glad it’s a Monday, although I am sad to leave the chaos behind!

I attended an old friend’s wedding last Saturday, which was amazing. 426 more words

Life Updates!

Lithuanian Easter Eggs

Kiausiniai Easter eggs,
a beautiful example of Lithuanian Folk Art

Find more out here and here!!

Folklore

Easter Is Not Named After Ishtar, And Other Truths I Have To Tell You

If there is one thing that drives me absolutely bananas, it’s people spreading misinformation via social media under the guise of “educating”. I’ve seen this happen in several ways – through infographics that twist data in ways that support a conclusion that is ultimately false, or else through “meaningful” quotes falsely attributed to various celebrities, or by cobbling together a few actual facts with statements that are patently untrue to create something that seems plausible on the surface but is, in fact, full of crap. 2,151 more words

Non-Ritual Ritual

This specific morning was a very special day for me, a day I had waited for since I was in the 4th grade. It was a cool, brisk morning full of anticipation. 1,880 more words

My Personal Journey

Happy Spring, Happy Rebirth, Happy Easter For All of Its Worth

First of all, the title of this post is just me being cheeky. I am respectfully tolerant of all belief systems that do not actively harm others. 378 more words

a collective power...

I was raised in the church. My entire world was encompassed by it, and no other weekend was more important than this one… Easter. The holy grail of Christendom… a 3-day powerhouse (after palm Sunday a week earlier, of course) of religious fervor. 599 more words

Growth