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Tale of the Easter Bunny
By Stephanie Rose Bird
Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Origins of Easter told as mythic fairy tale for the wiccan child.

Tale of the Easter Bunny
By: Stephanie Rose Bird (View Profile)

“Mama, how does the Easter Bunny lay eggs and then bring them to all of our houses,” I asked circa late 1960’s early 1970’s. I don’t know Sweetie … he just does,” was the tentative and unsatisfying reply.

Somewhere along the way between Walgreens, Walmart, and Super Target, we forgot. We had an event called Massive Cultural Amnesia or MCA for short. Hey, sounds catchy. Maybe I can get a spot on the Today Show. Maybe not … ok back to the story.

Once upon a time, long, long ago in a distant land called Europe, there were witches. Witches were not all ugly and green and covered with warts, smashed against a tree, as we see them today at All Hallow’s Eve or Halloween as some like to call it. Those early witches blended in with townsfolk. There were pretty ones—still maidens; fat ones in their motherhood stage; bossy, strange, smart, ugly and yes, even gifted witches called Crones, my dear. “Gifted at what Mama?” “All sorts of things,” she said in her understated way. “Shape-shifting for one thing,” said Mama in my candlelit room.

Now these days, just like those “stupid” smashed-up witches we see who ride their brooms straight into a tree at Hallow’s Eve, we also see witch with one animal. Witch with cat; cat with witch; black most likely.

“Why is that Mama?” “Easier to sell my dear; easier to sell,” was the simple reply.

But, once upon a time, long, long ago... (click link to continue) http://divinecaroline.com/article/22360/46344-tale-easter-bunny

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