Resurrected Goddess Eostre


Spring has arrived in the Darmas Forest. The spirits of the forest awaken Eostre from her long hibernation deep within the foliage. Her body acts as a mirror, reflecting the increased warmth of the sun's rays throughout the trees and spurring the forest animals into motion. Spring does not truly begin until she rises once again.

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Ēostre or Ostara (Northumbrian Old English: Ēostre; West Saxon Old English: Ēastre; Old High German: *Ôstara) is a goddess in Germanic paganism who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name is the namesake of the festival of Easter. During the month of April, feasts were held in Eostre's honor among the pagan Anglo-Saxons, but had died out by 8th century, replaced by the Christian "Paschal month" (a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus). In her various forms, she is a "Spring-like fertility goddess" associated with dawn, and is connected to numerous traditions and deities indigenous to Northern Europe.


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