It's Easter Sunday and I 'have just started rereading "The Keep" by F Paul Wilson, which I have happily dived into and one of the characters in it is called Oster which I believe is modern Dutch for Easter and I am sure my friend Bas will confirm it or correct me.
There is a lot about the origins of Easter here essentially in English-speaking countries, and in Germany, Easter takes its name from a pagan goddess from Anglo-Saxon England who was described in a book by the eighth-century English monk Bede.
|Ostara (1901) by Johannes Gehrts.|
.Spring feasts were held to honour
the Anglo-Saxon goddess
according to University of Sydney Professor Carole Cusack
In Germany the festival is called Ostern, and the goddess is called Ostara.
I always find it odd that the Christian celebration of something so important to them ia avery moveable feast , while stuff like Christmas is actually fixed.
So I wasn't really going to write anything today but I think Mott The Hoople's "Roll Away The Stone" is sort of appropriate, don't you.