Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter / Ishtar / Oster

For our Christian readers, today is a special holy day. However, Easter was a holy day long before Christianity. There was a captioned photo circulating across the Web the other day suggesting that Easter was originally a term for Ishtar, an ancient goddess, but an historian pointed out that Ishtar was not the origin of Easter. It appears that Ostern is actually the Germanic pronunciation of Easter.

Happy holidays!

© C Harris Lynn, 2013

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