goddess of dawn Picture

eostre- pronounced "east-ra"

eostre was an anglo-saxon goddess of dawn and fresh beginnings.-derived from her name were east (where the sun rises every morning, dawn), and Easter. Also, 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 the goddess Ostara, the maiden, in German mythology, celebrated when night and day are equally balanced (the spring equinox for the northern hemisphere). Interestingly enough, the term "estrus", which means an animal in heat, was also derived from the word Eostre.


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