Sunday, March 20, 2011

A New Spring

Today has many names.

Vernal Equinox

First day of Spring



But whatever name you call it, it's the official start of spring.

Today is one of the days that daytime and nighttime are close to equal. The name Equinox comes from the Latin words aequus, meaning "equal", and nox, meaning "night".

And the day is usually viewed as the first day of spring, although there are plenty of places that aren't feeling the spring like weather

Now, you're probably wondering what Ostara and Eostre are. Well, they're actually the same thing. They just have two names due to where one is from.

Ostara is the Pagan holiday celebrating the come of spring and the beginnings of new life.

But what's Easter got to do with Pagans?

Easter gets its name from Eostre, which is the Germanic name for Ostara. It is celebrated with sunrise worship of the God and Goddess and eggs colored in pastels and decorated with the symbols of the God, the Goddess, the Sun God, unity, fire, water, agriculture, prosperity and growth, strength and wisdom, spring, love and affection, and protection. *

I'll perhaps go more into detail when it comes closer to Easter.

Merry Ostara and Happy Equinox from the Ice Queen


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