In the chinese year of the bull

‘None of our earthly poets has yet sung, and none shall sing worthily. But this is the manner of it, for assuredly we must be bold to speak what is true, above all when our discourse is upon truth. It is there that true being dwells, without colour or shape, that cannot be touched; reason alone, the soul’s pilot, can behold it, and all true knowledge is knowledge thereof.’ : Plato: [247 BC]


He shared a last supper of bread and wine with his companions celebrating their victory over the powers of evil, they partook of bread and wine, the bread being made from the wheat that sprang from the spine of the slain bull, and the wine from the grapes that sprang from the bull’s blood. This ritual feast was held on the third day, having conquered death and risen to life, prior to Him ascending to the heavens in Sun’s chariot.  Here He continues to look down and care for mankind, especially those who were his followers. Indeed his followers were also extended special protection after their deaths so that their souls were not lost to darker forces. It was believed that should mankind find it hard to sustain itself, Mithras will be victorious over evil in a final battle and will sit in judgement on mankind, would during those end of days, slay another divine bull, thus creating another bountiful harvest, and lead the Chosen Ones over a river of fire to immortality.  

The Venerable Bede [673 – 735] wrote "Eosturmonath has a name which is now changed to "Paschal month", and which was once called after a pagan goddess in whose honour feasts were celebrated in that month."
 Eggs were once considered a symbol of fertility and dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon Dawn and Spring Goddess "Eostre" (or Ostara), worshipped principally during "Eostremonath" [April], and from which we derive the word "oestrogen" and "Easter".
 According to the ancients, Ostara sent her pet rabbit to collect colourful eggs to amuse children. Now they designate that Paschal season by her name, calling the joys of the new rite by the time-honoured name of the old observance." 
Wishing you all an Eggstra Special Easter!

3 thoughts on “OF BULLS AND RABBITS

  1. Happy Easter to you also Laird. Many Easter Bunnies are hopping around all over W.L.S. this weekend. Spring is in the air and a bull\’s nose beckons 🙂

  2. Who might know that the names of the female hormone and the Christian holiday have a common source? At least I had no idea 😀 But I love studying languages, so this was really interesting! Thank you for visiting my space, Laird! You ask me if you should keep enjoying Norway through my eyes or rather visit my beautiful country yourself. A visit is highly recommended! And if you want some tips on where to go (and maybe even where not to go…), just ask me :-)Wish you a nice, long Easter weekend! Ellen

  3. Bonjour de TahitiMerci pour votre passage et pour le commentaire. C\’est très sympa de votre part.Je vous souhaite une excellente journée.Amitiés.Jean-Marc

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