Eostre, Goddess of Ostara Picture

This is for Lockstock's occult Contest: [link]

Eostre (pron East-ra) was the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn, from whom "East" (where the sun rises) and "Easter" got its name - as the fertility goddess of the Northern European peoples, her legend was manipulated by the invading Romans - newly Christianised, they merged Eostre's spring legend to coincide with the time of Christ's resurrection.

She is also goddess Ostara, the maiden, in German mythology, celebrated when night and day are equal and balanced (the spring equinox for the northern hemisphere). Interestingly, the word "estrus" (referring to an animal in heat) is also derived from Eostra as her consort was a rabbit with an extraordinarily high libido!

Eggs: [link]
Bunnies: [link]
Model: LockStock - [link]
Brushes: spiritsighs – magic - [link]
flordelys – hair - [link]
Background: BlackDove_stock - [link]
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