The name Easter comes from the ancient Pagan goddess of spring, Eostre or Ostara, in whose honour an annual spring festival was held. From her, Easter was created. There are many Pagan symbols of Easter, but read on to learn about the main four.
Shop the Rabbit Charm
The rabbit is the symbol for Ostara and represents fertility, intuition, rebirth, promise, fulfillment and balance. She is the Goddess' creature and represents the Moon, night and dawn. Their motions have been used for divination, and they are also associated with transformation, receiving esoteric knowledge and intuitive messages.
Shop the Leaping Hare Pendant
The hare is believed to have magical qualities, and has been associated with mysticism and the divine. It can be found in numerous stories relating to fertility, femininity and the lunar cycle.
Shop the Moon & Star Medal
There is the legend of the Moon Maiden who collects the wishes and dreams of all living creatures on earth. They are then dropped into a goblet and swirled together before they are sprinkled back on Earth and become dew.
Shop the Sun in Star Medal
For many, easter was joyously celebrated at the end of winter and the ressurection of the Sun.
(Rabbit Artwork by Vicki Sawyer)