What's in a Name? #6: Easter

10 mins - Published Sun, Apr 16, 2017 by Gordon Frye and Nancy Frye

Easter: Another pagan holiday co-opted and transformed by the early Christian church. How did we get from a fertility goddess to the resurrection of Jesus, and where did the eggs and bunnies come from? Let’s take a few minutes to discuss these issues.

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What's in a Name?

A short, bi-weekly show hosted by historian Gordon Frye, where we look at the origins of the name of a place or thing. We welcome suggestions for topics, which you can send to us via email or on the CSICONauts Slack channel.

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