Goddess Eostre  

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"EEOSTRE IS THE ANGLO-SAXON GODDESS OF SPRING, THE EAST, A SIGN OF REBIRTH, AND RESURRECTION; SHE IS ALSO THE MAIDEN ASPECT OF THE THREE-FOLD GODDESS. EOSTRE APPEARS AS A GODDESS OF PURITY, OF YOUTH, OF BEAUTY...OF NEW LIFE AND NEW BEGINNINGS...THE RIPENESS WITHIN. EOSTRE REPRESENTS THE REBIRTH OF LIFE AFTER THE HARSH WINTER MONTHS; THE EGG, A SYMBOL OF EOSTRE, IS BELIEVED TO REPRESENT THAT VERY REBIRTH. HER GERMANIC NAME MEANS MOVEMENT TOWARD THE SUN. "AND, WHEN EOSTRE MAKES HER APPEARANCE, SHE PROCEEDS TO BLANKET THE EARTH WITH FERTILITY; HENCE, THE FEMALE HORMONE ESTROGEN WAS NAMED AFTER HER.

SHE IS USUALLY DEPICTED AS A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN WITH DAFFODILS CASCADING DOWN HER HAIR. EOSTRE IS THE PLAYFUL GODDESS WHO GAINS CONTROL OVER THE EARTH IN THE SPRING. HER PATRON ANIMAL IS THE HARE, AND HERE IS AN INTERESTING LEGEND SURROUNDING THIS HARE.

IT SEEMS THAT ONE YEAR, WHEN EOSTRE WAS LATE IN MAKING HER APPEARANCE, A LITTLE GIRL DISCOVERED A BIRD THAT WAS VERY CLOSE TO DEATH; THE POOR LITTLE CREATURE COULD NOT WITHSTAND THE COLD. THE LITTLE GIRL CALLED OUT TO EOSTRE FOR HELP, AND NO SOONER DID SHE DO THAT, THAN A RAINBOW BRIDGE SEEMED TO APPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE. AND EOSTRE CAME, CLOTHED IN A ROBE OF WARM SUNLIGHT WHICH MELTED ALL THE SNOW. BUT, THE POOR LITTLE BIRD WAS BEYOND HELP. EOSTRE MAGICALLY CHANGED IT INTO A SNOW HARE WHICH WOULD BRING RAINBOW EGGS....A SIGN THAT SPRING WAS COMING. SHE THEN INSTRUCTED THE LITTLE GIRL TO WATCH EACH YEAR FOR THE SNOW HARE TO COME TO THE WOODS.

AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, WE THINK OF RENEWING OURSELVES AS WELL. WE RENEW OUR DREAMS, OUR HOPES, OUR ASPIRATIONS. THIS IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO BEGIN SOMETHING NEW OR TO COMPLETELY REVITALIZE THE OLD. NOW IS THE TIME TO PLANT THE SEEDS OF NEW IDEAS, NEW JOBS.

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