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-Was Easter Really Borrowed From a Pagan Holiday?

by Dr. D ~ April 21st, 2011

Easter, old greec salut

                     (Easter, old Greek salute via Wikipedia)

Here’s a good article by Anthony McRoy that contradicts the popular notion that the Christian celebration of Easter was borrowed from pagan sources:

“Was Easter Borrowed from a Pagan Holiday?”

McRoy provides historical evidence that the name ‘Easter’ was actually derived from the Old High German ‘eostarum’ which meant "dawn" and not from the name of a supposed pagan goddess.

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