Throughout the ages, the egg has symbolized new beginnings, the spark of creation. Traditional folk religion
regards the egg as a powerful symbol of fertility, purity and rebirth. Magic rituals often use eggs to promote
fertility and restore virility (of the body and mind); and to foresee the future. Eggs mean growth, protection,
new beginnings, resurrection. The Vernal Equinox celebrates the coming
of spring and the egg is an important part of this ancient festival.
Later customs concerning eggs were associated with Easter. Christians embraced the egg symbol and likened it
to the tomb from which Christ arose. Though pre-Christian in origin, this egg symbolism was in agreement with the
Christian concept of Resurrection and the transformation of death into life.
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