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QiScorpion
466299.  Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:22 pm Reply with quote

Colle wrote:
You know, I only just got the Craig David reference after watching an episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks.


I don't get it. :P

 
CB27
466327.  Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:53 pm Reply with quote

I hope for the sake of the bunnies that Craig David didn't get it either...

 
Bondee
645240.  Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:19 pm Reply with quote

From this week's Innocent Smoothies newsletter...

40 interesting things about rabbits.

I've only glanced over it, but it's probably ripe to be ripped apart by QI'ers.
: )

 
Zebra57
651173.  Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:14 pm Reply with quote

The Easter Bunny will soon be appearing in our shops. Qi is its origin in the pagan golden hare.

Did any cultures in history venerate rabbits for their fecundity?

 
dmottram
658804.  Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:38 pm Reply with quote

Zebra57 wrote:
The Easter Bunny will soon be appearing in our shops. Qi is its origin in the pagan golden hare.

Did any cultures in history venerate rabbits for their fecundity?
QI would be how the myth that it's origins are in the "golden hare" arose.

 
Zebra57
658861.  Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:12 pm Reply with quote

There are some possible leads although not necessarily linking Easter to a Golden Hare. I agree that this "myth" appears in many texts.

The Anglo-Saxon Goddess Ostara, was often depicted with a white hare by her side.

The connection between the goddess Eostre and the belief that she could appear at times in the guise of a hare may be a clue.

Some references claim that the origin lies in German immigrants bringing the tradition of easter and rabbits to America.

No doubt there may be many other theories to pursue.

 
dmottram
702734.  Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:12 pm Reply with quote

Zebra57 wrote:
There are some possible leads although not necessarily linking Easter to a Golden Hare. I agree that this "myth" appears in many texts.

The Anglo-Saxon Goddess Ostara, was often depicted with a white hare by her side.

The connection between the goddess Eostre and the belief that she could appear at times in the guise of a hare may be a clue.

Some references claim that the origin lies in German immigrants bringing the tradition of easter and rabbits to America.

No doubt there may be many other theories to pursue.

QI would be to find anything about this supposed Eostre, or Ostara, in the historical record beyond the name (in Bede).

 

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