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Ostara Countdown: Are Easter Eggs Pagan?

Are colored eggs Pagan or Christian? Image © Getty Images While there’s a lot of discussion in the Pagan community about where the idea of coloring eggs actually came from, in scholarly circles things seem pretty clear. Despite the image of our pre-Christian European ancestors frolicking on an egg hunt in the forest — and one well-known Wiccan author’s tale about a frisky rabbit and the goddess Eostre — it looks like in Europe, colored eggs didn’t come along until after Christianity moved in.

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