Tuesday, April 11, 2006

fertility clinic

If you enjoyed Sunday's post about Easter candy, you'll probably love Doug Mason's article in today's News Sentinel about Peeps, jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and the baskets they come in. The story also contains this beautifully succinct history lesson:
The critter we call the Easter Bunny was first mentioned in writing in 15th century Germany. It is a pre-Christian symbol, popular with pagans as a representative of fertility (as are eggs). In some stories, the fertility goddess Eostre (namesake of Easter) is the one who empowered the Easter Bunny to lay eggs once a year.
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