The story of Eostre and the Sacred Hare
Here is the story of how the sacred hare came to lay eggs.
Long ago, in the land of the Vikings, the Goddess Eostre was late in coming. A little girl, almost numb with the cold of winter, was out gathering firewood when she found a little bird almost frozen to death.
She called out to Eostre for help. Eostre answered her call. She came down to Earth on a rainbow bridge, her red robe radiating sun light and melting the snows.
Wherever she walked, lilies sprung up, symbols of her potent sexuality and fertility. She brought the season of spring with her.
The little girl asked her to save the bird, whose wings were frozen. Because the bird could no longer fly, the goddess turned it into a snow hare.
The snow hare laid eggs the colors of rainbows and delighted the little girl. Eostre told her that henceforth the hare coming to the woods would be a sign that spring was coming soon.
I call upon you, Ostara, Lady of Rebirth and growing things, Goddess of the Springtime and fertility. Most beloved Mother, we ask for your blessings as we welcome the new Spring season and acknowledge the vernal equinox, the balance of daylight and nighttime. We acknowledge that you bring the seeds of rebirth to us for all we require, desire, and more; and ask that you guide us in manifesting our desires into actions. Blessed be!