Saturday, March 20, 2010

Celebrating Ostara

On Ostara from Wikipedia:

"Old English Ēostre (also Ēastre) and Old High German Ôstarâ are the names of a putative Germanic goddess whose Anglo-Saxon month, Ēostur-monath, has given its name to the Christian festival of Easter. Eostre is attested only by Bede, in his 8th century work De temporum ratione, where he states that Ēostur-monath was the equivalent to the month of April, and that feasts held in her honor during Ēostur-monath had died out by the time of his writing, replaced by the "Paschal month." The possibility of a Common Germanic goddess called *Austrōn-, reflecting the name of the Proto-Indo-European goddess of the dawn, was examined in detail in 19th century Germanic philology, by Jacob Grimm and others, without coming to a definite conclusion."

More Spring Equinox / Ostara links

History of Ostara - The Spring Equinox
When is Ostara 2010?
Vernal Equinox - Scienceworld
Ostara Or Vernal Equinox Is The Spring Celebration
Ostara by Herne
Witchvox - Ostara..It's Not Just For Kiddies Anymore!
A Pagan Celebration of Spring
The Germanic Goddess of Springtime
Ostara Ritual
Ostara Fun for Everyone
Selena Fox - Celebrating the Seasons: Spring Equinox
YouTube - Ostara/Easter/Spring Equinox
YouTube - Ostara
YouTube - Ostara
YouTube - Ostara Ritual
YouTube - Easter Sunday - a Pagan Celebration
YouTube - Sacred Circle Ostara Ritual
Edain McCoy - Ostara - the book
Setting Up Your Ostara Altar
Correspondences: Spring Flower Magic
Huffington Post - Vernal Equinox