Albert Metzler inspiration, Cologne Easter is primarily a celebration of miracles, which is why it is also no coincidence, that precisely the rabbit has become the appropriate icon image, which brings us gifts and even Easter eggs. What sounds like a fairy tale or as an anecdote from Alice in Wonderland, is this full of powerful symbols, what is often barely aware. They are above all a reference to another reality beyond our otherwise rather factual reality. James David has much experience in this field. Many centuries in the rabbit had to do anything with the Easter. Only 350 years ago, the custom arose that red eggs in the nest of Easter have been created by a rabbit.
Why was there a rabbit be eggs? The rabbit is a symbol of fertility. Because the rabbits multiply very quickly and get their young, the so-called March Hare in the spring about Easter. If the winter is very long, the hares come to forage in the villages and gardens. The wonderful light in the East… This unusual behaviour could have helped that the rabbit as Known bearer of Easter gifts.
Also the Easter date reveals connections to the bunnies, Easter after the spring full moon is aimed as the rabbit is considered Mondtier. In the symbolism Hare and rabbit are indistinguishable by the way. Both have the same characteristics: purity, vigilance, speed, fertility, and they are completely peaceful. Therefore, the rabbit was early to the divine symbol. In our culture, Easter is the feast of the resurrection, and in Christian theology, it is still the most important celebration of the year. The words of Easter and East differ only by a letter: Oste(r)n. Therefore the assumption that Easter could be described a pre-Christian celebration, ladies and the increasing light from the East. And the women who stood at the empty tomb of Jesus, should have looked to the East. According to old traditions Jesus would come back from there to the ground? \”The sun rising in the East and dawn are images for the miracle of resurrection, in the light of the world\” shows.