Easter Egg Parade

While we think of Easter eggs as being brightly colored chicken eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny for children to find, it’s symbolic beginnings were much more adult. As a symbol of spring in the religion of numerous ancient peoples, the egg represented fertility, rebirth and even life itself.  From Australia comes the story of how the brogla stole one of the emu’s eggs, which she threw into the sky. It broke and became the sun.  In Egypt we find eggs carved on pyramids and learn that dyed eggs were hung in the temples as a symbol of life. The Tahitian god, Ta’aora, lived inside an egg before the creation of earth.  The Greek creation myth has Eurynome, in the form of a dove, laying a cosmic egg, which is hatched into earth, moon, sun, stars and animals. In China it was customary to give red colored eggs to neighbors to announce the birth of a child.   From India comes a creation myth where the egg is born of the primeval sea, and in turn hatches into the god Prajapati, who then created all things.   Ostara (as she was known to the Germanic tribes of continental Europe), or Eostre (as she was known to the Anglo-Saxons of present-day England) was goddess of spring.  One story has her courted by an infatuated god who turned himself into a rabbit and left her brightly colored eggs as gifts.  And so the Easter Egg has evolved, with influences from many sources.  While some of the Easter Eggs on the following pages will delight children, they are not to be hidden in grass nests; they belong in places of honor in your home.  We hope you enjoy our Easter Egg Parade.  Please click on the pictures below to view a larger, more detailed version, along with contact information.

         

Edna Mays Isaac

Lorrie Popow
Diorama by Karen Lawton of Elegant Eggspressions
Karen Lawton


Karen Myers

Stephanie Ramey

 

 Marg McCarthy

Ann Tollette

Brian Johnston

Patty 
Wiszuk-De Angelo

Carol McEniry

 
Patty 
Wiszuk-De Angelo


Lorrie Popow
Confetti Bunnies by Edna Mays Isaac
Edna Mays Isaac

Mike Robbins

Patty 
Wiszuk-De Angelo

June Walker

Lorrie Popow

Peg Gardiner

 
Stewart & Scrivener


Yvonne Magener

Peggy Vincent
USA

Peggy J. Vincent
Canada

Ann Tollette

Yvonne Magener

Patty 
Wiszuk-De Angelo

Peg Gardiner

Karen Prince

Helen Hart

Lee Boyle

Gary Gunn

Lee Boyle

Ann Tollette

Gary Gunn

Lorrie Popow

Patty 
Wiszuk-De Angelo
 

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