|Hot Cross Buns. Yum!|
|The Goddess Ostara|
Is that a Bunny at her feet?
Also, once upon a time, there was a Sumerian God named Tammuz. Tammuz was the only begotten son of the moon Goddess and the sun God. Tammuz was particularly fond of bunnies. Bunnies became a symbol of the God Tammuz. One day, Tammuz was killed by a wild pig and ascended into Heaven to be with his father - Baal - and as a twosome, incorporating the spirit of their bond as father and son, they would be worshipped as (drum roll) The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
Each year at the celebration of Istar/Easter, Tammuz's resurrection and ascension would be celebrated over a period of 40 days.
(Sound familiar to anyone?)
Round cakes, or buns, were prepared in the Goddess's honour and a cross iced over the bun to signify the different phases of the moon.
Easter, my friends, is a Pagan holiday.