Happy Eostre!

The month of April was known to the Saxons as Eostremonath and the linguistic link with 4SalzburgAprilmodern Easter is pretty obvious. It is one of several instances of early Christians borrowing from the ‘old religion’, since what we know as the Christian festival called Easter is actually named after a pagan goddess. It was the time for harrowing and sowing, and when you would here the fowlis synge (hear the birds sing).

(Lent, by the way, derives from Old English Lenct, meaning springtime.)


About ramblesofawriter

Writer, thinker, tea drinker.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s