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The Easter Bunny ~ An Ancient Mystery April 24, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor.
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170px-Alice_par_John_Tenniel_02Easter raises questions:

Why baskets?
Why bunnies?
Why eggs?
Why jelly beans?
Why chocolate?

Except for the last, which has a rather self-evident answer, we came up as empty-handed as a slow-moving near-sighted youngster at an Easter Egg hunt populated by eagle-eyed marathon runners.

If you’re interested, Arvik has shed some light on this ancient mystery:

On the Origins of the Easter Bunny

Feel free to leave your Easter Candy here while you hop around to Intergalactic Writers . . . we’ll keep an “eye” on it for you!

Related posts:  Speaking of Chocolate . . . * A Bit of Easter Humor * The Easter Bunny went on Strike (Sidey) * Reflections on Easter Customs (Mirth and Motivation) * BYOF (Bring Your Own Faith (Janna) * Easter Sunrise (Jeanne) * Easter Special (My Literary Quest) * Lessons Learned on a Sunday Morning (Woman Wielding Words)

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1. run4joy59 - April 24, 2011

chocolate? who needs a reason for chocolate? It’s appropriate for all seasons and holidays!! now do you bite the ears off the chocolate bunnies first or save them for last?

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Exactly! The inclusion of chocolate in any celebration is a no brainer. 😀

2. carldagostino - April 24, 2011

What about the Easter Great Pumpkin and the Mayflower and the Florida Marlins ?

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Are they made out of chocolate? 😉

3. kateshrewsday - April 24, 2011

I love your linked blogger’s suggestions. Killer Rabbits must, indeed, be behind the whole thing.

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Arvik has a killer instinct when it comes to tracking down stories. 😀

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5. granny1947 - April 24, 2011

You have just reminded me.
Mex gave me an Easter egg this morning.
There is still some left.
Wait…won’t go with my wine.
Later!

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Enjoy!

6. Tilly Bud - April 24, 2011

Funny, I was just wondering about that.

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

For such a “universal symbol,” its odd that the Easter Bunny is so shrouded in mystery.

7. Carol Ann Hoel - April 24, 2011

Some ancient Christians decided to grab a little luster from the celebration of the goddess of fertility or spring or something similar. Her special animal was the hare. Not sure where the eggs came from. It has no part in Christianity, but we still call the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Easter Sunday. Go figure. You know, I didn’t think to buy myself a chocolate bunny. Tsk. Blessings to you, Nancy…

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Maybe you can get a chocolate bunny tomorrow . . . at half price! Hope you’re having a wonderful day, Carol Ann.

8. Paula Tohline Calhoun - April 24, 2011

I just went and got my education! Thanks for the hot tip! 😀

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Arvik has a wild imagination. I would never have pictured Easter eggs as hand grenades. 😉

9. viewfromtheside - April 25, 2011

killer bunny, hand grenades. nooo it’s all about excessive fertility and those ‘christmas’ babies

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

So, you don’t buy into the killer bunny explanation? 😉

10. viviankirkfield - April 25, 2011

Did someone say CHOCOLATE? Point me in the direction of that holiday. Oh, you mean there is chocolate for every holiday? Hmmmmmm….

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

Well, it’s a jolly holiday with chocolate
No wonder that it’s chocolate that we love!

11. eof737 - April 25, 2011

I’ll take some of those too… I didn’t indulge this year but still love all those colorful eggs and bunnies. 🙂
Happy Easter!
Eliz

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

The only Easter candy we have . . . Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It’s time to restock our chocolate stash. 😀

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13. oldancestor - April 25, 2011

Up with pagan Germanic goddesses!

14. nrhatch - April 25, 2011

You heathen! 😉

15. Cindy - April 25, 2011

*drops off a basket of chocolate bunnies*

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

Yummy! Thanks, Cin. 😀


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