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Happy Ostara, everyone!
What newness will you bring into the world this Spring?
Ostara, or Eostra, is an Anglo-Saxon goddess who represents dawn:
She is where Christians got the name Easter.
As a spring goddess, she oversees the budding plants and burgeoning fertility of the earth.
You can learn more about her…
And read a cutely told legend of Eostre’s bunnies here >
Did you know?
Standing an egg on its end only on the equinox is a myth.
Sometimes at equinox times stories will circulate that eggs can be balanced on their ends solely on this day. It’s not true — the equinox has no bearing on egg stability, according to NASA.
In fact, according to information from the agency, eggs have small bumps on their shells that allow them to balance on the their ends any day of the year with a steady hand and a little patience.
4ggl thanks Artful Existence for this story!