🌜Spring Equinox / Ostara
23 Sept 2018 🌏
Ostara The Goddess of Spring
Ostara the Germanic Goddess heralds the beginning of spring. She is the Maiden Goddess, full of potential, representing the opportunity of growth and rebirth after the stagnation of winter.
There are several different translations of the meaning of her name:- East, dawn and morning light indicating the returning warmth of the sun's rays and the lengthening days.
The Goddess was also known as Eostre and although much of her story has been lost, her name lives on as it is the root of the English words for both Easter and oestrogen.
Symbolism: The hare and painted eggs are both potent symbols of fertility, reflecting the nature of this spring Goddess.