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Easter - (Ishtar? or Passover?)
Easter - (Ishtar? or Passover?)Easter is generally considered as the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Yet it has alternative meanings built in which most people are not aware of.
The word "Easter" gets its origin from the celebration of the goddess of fertility "Ishtar", hence the bunny and the eggs.
The Origins of Easter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URbmyCMEflQ <-includes some relative info. Not my preference for full presentation as a whole.
The use of the word Easter in the Bible, KJV or other versions that might sport the word, is a bad translation. The Greek word used that is translated as Easter actually refers to the Israelite festive occassion of "Passover".
Acts 12:4- And when he had  apprehended him, he  put him in  prison, and  delivered him to  four  quaternions of  soldiers to  keep him;  intending  after  Easter to  bring him  forth to the  people. (kjv+)
Strong's Greek Dictionary-- 03957- 3957 pascha pas'-khah of Chaldee origin (compare 6453); the Passover (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifices connected with it):--Easter, Passover.