Ishtar and Easter
Posted: 30 March 2013 06:47 AM   [ Ignore ]
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For those of you who collect balonious etymologies…

There is a meme going around that the name Easter comes from Ishtar. Doesn’t make a lick of sense.

e.g.
https://twitter.com/plushmoon02/statuses/307035668293500929

A few “friends” of mine have “shared” similar things to this on Facebook. I wish people would check things before clicking the share button.

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Posted: 30 March 2013 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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More likely is the Germanic goddess Eostre.  Even the Venerable Bede bought that one.  Whether there’s a connection between Eostre and Ishtar I couldn’t say.

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