Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Easter Wolf

In the 18th Century, German settlers brought the tradition of the Easter Bunny to the United States. The Easter Bunny was first mentioned in relation to the celebration of Eostre in the Rhineland and Alsace, and was thought to have been first mentioned in 1682 by Georg Franck von Franckenau.

What people don't realize is that the Easter Wolf was invented to give the Easter Bunny a much-needed nemesis.

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