Anglo-Saxon names: Eastre (West Saxon), Eostre (Northumbrian), Ostara
(NOTE: In addition to native variations by locality or over time, there are often several possible transliterations into the Roman alphabet used for English.)
The springtime Anglo-Saxon Goddess.
The English word Easter is derived from this Goddesss name.
Bede wrote about Eostre in the 700s. Jacob Grimm stated that he and his brother (the Brothers grimm) came across oral traditions of Eostre in parts of Germany. Jacob Grimm suggested the possibility of a Germanic Goddess named Austron.
Eostre is a Germanic version of Bast, introduced to the Germanic people when Pharoah Ramses III hired millions of German warriors to fight against the Sea People. Many of the soldiers returned home and brought back the Egyptian Goddess (so many soldiers also stayed that it permanently changed the previously Black African Egyptians into the lighter skinned people who inhabit the nation now).
magickal information and correspondences:
Symbol: egg, rabbit, woven basket of plenty, fresh grass, cannabis
Bede wrote (in the 700s) in Temporum Ratione that April was known as Eostremonth and is named for the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of the spring:
Eostrumonath has a name which is now translated Paschal month, and which was once called after a goddess of theirs named Eostre, in whose honour feasts were celebrated in that month. Now they designate that Paschal season by her name, calling the joys of the new rite by the time-honoured name of the old observance.
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