The Anglo-Saxon Goddess who lent her name to Easter, Ēostre, is almost always pictured as a young maiden surrounded all manner of symbols of spring. The truth is, though, we have almost as little information on her as we do for most of her pantheon.
In the lore, she is attested to only by the Venerable Bede in 'De Temporum Ratione', where he talks about the Anglo-Saxon month of Ēostermōnaþ. He claims it is named for the Goddess Eostre who was honored that month. ... See MoreSee Less