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The word “Easter” is derived from the name Eostre, a pagan goddess.

A great many Christian holidays are derived in whole or in part from local paganism. Easter eggs, Christmas trees and Halloween all owe their existence to the pagans who were conquered by Christian forces and had to reinvent their local religions to align with Christianity.

Learn more about Easter’s namesake here.

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