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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Victorian-Era Print Of The Goddess Eastre

This is a bit different for the Easter Holiday. Here is an image of Eastre - you will note the r and the e are in different places. Eastre (or Ostara as She was named in the 1800s) is The Goddess Of Spring and the namesake of the day that is celebrated with bunnies, eggs and more. The image itself is quite rare - no definitive information is available on it ... as a matter of fact, no information is available on it at all. I would define the picture as Victorian Scrap (perhaps from a calendar) since it assuredly dates from the 1880s or 1890s. It is also rare due to how The Goddess is depicted - particularly the moon in Her crown. Extremely rare for someone to have drawn that in the Victorian Era. It would not be unreasonable to speculate that the image depicts The Goddess Diana since She is typically drawn wearing the moon crown, but given the setting and the animals, this is certainly that of Eastre. The fragment is a delight to behold since She looks so much like the charming girls ubiquitously-seen on scrap pieces of that age combined with the traditional elements of Her Presence. Enjoy. Here are two shots of the scrap since it was difficult to get one good one:
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