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  • proper noun paganism A modern pagan festival celebrated either in March or April to welcome the Spring.
  • proper noun A putative Anglo-Saxon goddess.

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Examples

  • : The word may come from a word for a spring goddess in German, "Eostre," or it may come from a mistranslation.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2007

  • : The word may come from a word for a spring goddess in German, "Eostre," or it may come from a mistranslation.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2007

  • : The word may come from a word for a spring goddess in German, "Eostre," or it may come from a mistranslation.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2007

  • a lot of the symbols we use with many Christian holidays were associated with pagan celebrations, it just so happens Eastre, sometimes called Eostre and Ostara was the goddess of fertility, and she was celebrated with the coming of Spring ... and rabbits have long been associated with fertility.

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  • Easter is a translation of the word, Eostre or Astarte.

    The Origins of Easter | myFiveBest

  • The name "Easter" comes from the Saxon Eostre (Phoenician Astarte), goddess of the Moon and measurer of time.

    Daniel Bruno Sanz: Bad Moon, Burnt Qurans, Birthers and Flat Earthers

  • The name "Easter" comes from the Saxon Eostre (Phoenician Astarte), goddess of the Moon and measurer of time.

    Daniel Bruno Sanz: Bad Moon, Burnt Qurans, Birthers and Flat Earthers

  • Food Timeline states, The pagans worshipped the goddess Eostre (after whom Easter was named) by serving tiny cakes, often decorated with a cross, at their annual spring festival.

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  • Food Timeline states, The pagans worshipped the goddess Eostre (after whom Easter was named) by serving tiny cakes, often decorated with a cross, at their annual spring festival.

    Hot Cross Buns

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