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  •  Actually, nobody knows (3+ / 0-)
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    Miss Blue, semiot, Krush

    The Easter bunny was brought over to America by German immigrants as a game their kids played, and nobody knows where it comes from.  It's exclusively American at this point - they don't even do it in Germany anymore.  There is no actual evidence of any German rabbit god, and while it's POSSIBLE that the kid's game evolved from some pagan origin, there's more than a thousand-year gap between German paganism and the Easter Bunny.

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