Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring. The only reference to this goddess comes from the writings of the Venerable Bede, a British monk who lived in the late seventh and early eighth century

https://theconversation.com/why-easter-is-called-easter-and-other-little-known-facts-about-the-holiday-75025

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