Easter egg

Symbol of rebirth and fertility.

In Christianity, the Easter egg represents Jesus emerging from the tomb. Christians in Mesopotamia colored Easter eggs red in the first century to commemorate Christ’s blood spilt while on the cross. They also used yellow and green dye to color the eggs. Green represents grass and lush areas, while yellow represents the sun. Pagans used eggs in their spring fertility festivals as an old emblem of fertility. Ukrainians dyed Pysanka eggs before Christianity. In honor of their sun god Dazhboh, they dyed eggs. Birds were Dazhboh’s chosen creatures since they could reach the sun and communicate with him. Their eggs were seen as a gift from him. They were dyed in the spring to represent nature’s renewal. The planet, according to most ancient cultures, was created from an egg. An egg represented both civilization and young life.

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