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krezzman
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had a special discount on commissions with bunnies for Easter, so I got him to draw this one off that has always crossed my mind at Easter time.

Easter is in need of a new Easter Bunny.  Billy goes in and pitches an Easter Plat instead.  But Henrik comes in and steals the job, which doesn't even make sense in the first place since bunnies don't lay eggs!

I never understood why an Easter bunny hid eggs, but it is inspiration for some jokes, so I don't mind.  If you do know why, please let me know.

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male 690,282, bunny 59,653, males 30,422, eggs 2,338, easter 2,120, platypus 566, karavan 462, billy 211, plats 49, henrik 17
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Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 2 years, 2 months ago
Rating: General

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ElfenSciuridae
2 years, 2 months ago
You really trust Henrik with those eggs? It like giving the Goblin a basket of mini pumpkins!  :D

Great work, Krezz! I love it!
BillyPlats
2 years, 2 months ago
Of course I don't trust him.  But he got the job.  :p
EricAdler
2 years, 2 months ago
" Easter is in need of a new Easter Bunny.  Billy goes in and pitches an Easter Plat instead.  But Henrik comes in and steals the job, which doesn't even make sense in the first place since bunnies don't lay eggs!

The bunny-egg connection is a long and convoluted tail, er tale, combining several stories, superstitions, observations, and confusions.

I feel it's best to follow the White Queen's advice when telling a story, "Start at the beginning, and when you reach the end, stop." So I will start with the earliest connections.

In the English Isles, hares are often associated with the fertility goddess, Ester, they are also considered to change gender at will, based on the observation of hares fighting out in the fields, with the winner mounting the loser.  Hares also make trench-like burrows to nest in, as do a breed of dove, the burrows look very similar, and the two species tend to pick the same fields to make their burrows in.  This leads to confusion about eggs showing up in 'hare burrows' and the assumption that hares lay eggs.

Then the Christians came over, and started their tactic of cultural assimilation. The spring fertility festival of Ester was very close in time to the celebration of the Resurrection, so the Christians adopted some of the pagan rituals to make it more palatable to the heathens and provide a way to 'quietly' convert them into the Christian faith.  The celebration of the Resurrection was renamed to Easter, to allow easy confusion of the pagan goddesses festival and the Christian celebration, tricking the pagans into showing up at the Christian festivities.  The Wild March Hare was 'domesticated' into a tame bunny, and the eggs were brought in to the Christian feast, again to make it harder for the Britons to tell which was their pagan festivals and which where the 'feasts' of these weird Christian sects. Some wisenheimer monk even came up with some way of using the structure of the egg, with the shell, white, and yolk to explain some Cristian doctrine.
BillyPlats
2 years, 2 months ago
Thank you so much for explaining the history.  I always wondered how the two got connected.  That was quite a tale and I'm glad you shared it with me.  Now I can pass it on when I get asked.
ElfenSciuridae
2 years, 2 months ago
Never a "LIKE" button around to press!
HattieTheHat
2 years, 2 months ago
Anything on where the chocolate and jelly beans come from?
EricAdler
2 years, 2 months ago
No long story there. as the holiday became more mainstream, Big Candy looked for ways to make money off it.
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