How appropriate then that the Easter Bunny is often accompanied by a young girl in modern art depictions. Or maybe, in older times, the Spring Maiden, or Ostara, was accompanied by an Oster Hare, as he is called in Germany. There is some contention on this matter as to whether or not the Spring Goddesses of older days were connected with hares, eggs and other symbols of Spring at all ... or if that is a more modern connection recorded around about the time of the Grimm Brothers. It matters not. In the minds of the eternal, the connection was made because it is the correct one. They both represent youth, hope and beginnings ... in every way the very essence of Spring!
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