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E is For Easter: The Pagan Origin of Easter

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Last updated on April 6, 2018

E is For Easter: The Pagan Origin of Easter

Arlee Bird’s A to Z Challenge just passed 4 days and today is the day for the letter “E”


Again a small change in my earlier decision on my themes for the A to Z.


For the E day, I selected the word Easter, a more popular word in the Christendom as well as the whole world.

EASTER: The So-Called Resurrection Day Of Lord Jesus Christ is celebrated by millions of Christians around the world yesterday (5th April).

Here is a serious and noteworthy note, I received on my mobile through Whatsapp on the same day. And I think it is appropriate to post it here for the benefit of my fellow Christians to know what exactly this day called ‘Easter’ and its connected activities, I am sure some of my friends get offended by this post but sad to say that always the truth has its own bitter side. So I took an advance bail if it gets offended by someone who read this:

Before I decided to post this here, I did an intensive search on this subject and found that the content in the write-up is a bitter TRUTH.

The write-up says:

“The name “Easter” is a celebration of a pagan festival.

Easter is a day that is honored by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an “Easter Ham”, decorated eggs and stories about rabbits.

Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many questions must be asked regarding the holiday of Easter.

The Truth is that Jesus arose from the dead. But from where did all of the strange customs come, which have nothing to do with the resurrection of the Savior Jesus Christ?

The purpose of this message is to help answer those questions and to help those who seek truth to draw their own conclusions.

The first thing we must understand is that professing Christians were not the only ones who celebrated a festival called “Easter.”

“Ishtar”, which is pronounced “Easter” was a day that commemorated the resurrection of the pagan god “Tammuz”, who was believed to be the son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god.

The story reads like this: Nimrod, was the grandson of one of Noah’s son named Ham. Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis. Cush and Semiramis had a son called “Nimrod.”

History says that, after the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King.

The Bible tells of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”

Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife, and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon. Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom.

Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part – his reproductive organ could not be found. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called “Baal”, the sun god. Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp when used in worship.

Semiramis created a mystery religion, and with the help of satan, she set herself up as a goddess. She claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28-day cycle and ovulated when full.

She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River, at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Semiramis became known as “Ishtar” which is pronounced “Easter”, and her moon egg became known as “Ishtar’s egg.” Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive. The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz.


Tammuz was especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter.

The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig. Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son, and Spirit.

Ishtar, who was now worshiped as the “Mother of God and Queen of Heaven”, continued to build her mystery religion. The queen told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz.

She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz. During this time, no meat was to be eaten. Worshipers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz and to make the sign of the “T” in front of their hearts as they worshiped. They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a “T” or cross on the top.

Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made. It was Ishtar’s Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs. Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday.

By now, you should have realized how paganism has infiltrated the contemporary “Christian” churches through the traditional church.

The truth is that Easter has nothing to do with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We also know that Easter is always set on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Some have wondered why the word “Easter” is in the King James Bible. It is because Acts, chapter 12, tells us that it was the evil King Herod, who was planning to celebrate Easter, and not the Christians. The true Passover and pagan Easter sometimes coincide, but in some years, they are a great distance apart.

So much more could be said, and we have much more information for you if you are a seeker of the truth. We know that the Bible tells us in John 4:24, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

The truth is that the forty days of Lent, eggs, rabbits, hot cross buns and the Easter ham have everything to do with the ancient pagan religion of Mystery Babylon.These are all antichrist activities! Satan is a master deceiver and has filled the lives of well-meaning, professing Christians with idolatry. These things bring the wrath of God upon children of disobedience, who try to make pagan customs of Baal worship Christian.

You must answer for your activities and for what you teach your children. These customs of Easter honor Baal, who is also Satan, and is still worshipped as the “Rising Sun” and his house is the “House of the Rising Sun.”

How many churches have “sunrise services” on Ishtar’s day and face the rising sun in the East? How many will use colored eggs and rabbit stories, as they did in ancient Babylon?

These things are no joke, any more than Judgment day is a joke. I pray to God that this text will cause you to search for more truth. We will be glad to help you by providing more information and by praying for you. These are the last days, and it is time to repent, come out and be separate.

Carmel, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

God bless you


To know more about Easter and various other aspects related to this celebration, please click on the below links:

Religious Tolerance

Also, read an in-depth article related to this subject here:

Real Truth


Source: Carmel, Google, Religious Tolerance, Real Truth
Picture Credit: Google/ Wikipedia


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  1. Ann P
    Ann P

    Hi Phil,

    Good to be here after a bit gap.

    Though i have been watching your page activities, i never bothered to comment,
    now after reading this eye opening post i thought i must come up with a comment LOL :-)

    Thus I am here with a word of praise as well as to make note of a missed or broken link
    Hey the link given at CARMEL is broken, please fix it.

    Altogether this is an eye opening post to the people who are blindly following some of
    the systems followed by the pagan people. So many such unwanted practices and customs
    are entered into Christianity and in the long run people are unknowingly following such tradition.
    Indeed this post is a thought provoking one to think and to stop or curtain such practices in the
    House of God.

    Keep writing such useful information to your readers and visitors.


    ~ ANN P V

    April 7, 2015
    • Hi Ann,
      What a pleasant surprise!!
      I am so glad that you come up with a thoughtful comment,
      Thanks a lot for the timely alert on the link problem. I just
      fixed it, Glad to know that this post will make some kind of
      awareness among our people, about the false teachings
      prevailing with the Christendom,
      Keep visiting
      Keep sharing your thoughts too!
      Have a great day
      ~ Phil

      April 7, 2015
  2. It’s true that Easter has its Pagan roots, though not many people will accept that.

    April 7, 2015
    • Hi Chrys,
      Thank you so much for your feedback on this serious issue,
      yes, that is the sad part of it, Keep sharing, keep visiting
      Have a great and profitable week ahead,
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      April 7, 2015
  3. My website info wouldn’t fit across the blank area where I was prompted to type it. Maybe I did something wrong. Hi, I am just stopping by to visit from the challenge. I enjoyed your Easter post. I truly did not know that Easter had pagan roots. We are Jewish but we still celebrate Christmas & Easter for the kids. We are a mixed up family. My dad used to say that he was the only Jew in town hiding Easter eggs. LOL

    I’m having a little Crime Fiction mystery challenge as my theme for the A to Z blogging challenge. I hope you will visit

    Melissa Sugar

    April 7, 2015
  4. Phil, I know many Christian holidays are entwined with paganism. The important thing is to see Christ in these holidays. Having fun with colored eggs, Easter bunnies, hunting eggs, …. should not be the primarily focus, but remembrance of what Christ did. Just like Christmas, we may not have the exact day when Jesus resurrected from the dead, but we have a day set aside to think on his sacrifice He made for you and me. John 3:16 says it all. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    April 7, 2015
  5. mary montague sikes
    mary montague sikes

    Easter as a pagan celebration sounds strange, but many holidays have pagan origins. Since I never think of Easter as anything other than Christian, I suppose it doesn’t matter. Interesting though.

    April 7, 2015

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