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A Fun Challenge For All of You: 4/2/2015 04:49:41

[FCC] Aura Guardian 
Level 61
As you are all aware, Easter is fast approaching. Now, I am aware that Easter is a Christian holiday and that there may be some of you who are religious sensitive, but that is not the point. Rather, I am sure that most, if not all of you, enjoyed Easter egg hunts when you were young. As such, I have two challenges for the map designers here.

1. Include an "Easter Egg" in the next map you make.
2. Find an "Easter Egg" in a map that already exists on warlight, and share it here to see if the other warlighters here can find it.

Obviously, you don't have to do this. If you feel an Easter Egg would mar the quality of your map, then don't add one in. I just think that this would be an interesting and cool challenge for all of the mapmakers here.
A Fun Challenge For All of You: 4/2/2015 05:20:22

Level 58
Actually Easter was a pagan festival way before being a christian holiday. "Easter" is named after an ancient german goddess. But i get your meaning, i did enjoyed the easter egg hunt as a kid, even though i am as godless as it get :D

edit: very cool idea by the way

Edited 4/2/2015 05:21:22
A Fun Challenge For All of You: 4/2/2015 19:39:34

[FCC] Aura Guardian 
Level 61
Unfortunately it does not seem to be taking off :(

Edited 4/2/2015 19:39:43
A Fun Challenge For All of You: 4/2/2015 19:50:03

[NL] Willem van Oranje
Level 57
Easter (in Dutch: Pasen) come form the Jewish festival Pecha. Before Jezus died it was a festival of that the Jewish people where spared by the rage of God in the old Egyptian times. So I don't know were that german godess was introduced and where that funny rabit and all those eggs come from. But it is since the death of Jezus a festival of his suffering and ressurection (=actual Easter).
A Fun Challenge For All of You: 4/2/2015 21:41:40

Level 58
I am not a scholar nor an expert on the history of religion, so as a principle i put my money on the general consensus of said scholar and experts. And here is what it says:

wikipedia on Ester
"The modern English term Easter, cognate with modern German Ostern, developed from an Old English word that usually appears in the form Ēastrun, -on, or -an; but also as Ēastru, -o; and Ēastre or Ēostre.[nb 3] The most widely accepted theory of the origin of the term is that it is derived from the name of a goddess mentioned by the 7th to 8th-century English monk Bede, who wrote that Ēosturmōnaþ (Old English 'Month of Ēostre', translated in Bede's time as "Paschal month") was an English month, corresponding to April, which he says "was once called after a goddess of theirs named Ēostre, in whose honour feasts were celebrated in that month".[25]

In Greek and Latin, the Christian celebration was and is called Πάσχα, Pascha, a word derived from Aramaic פסחא, cognate to Hebrew פֶּסַח (Pesach). The word originally denoted the Jewish festival, known in English as Passover, commemorating the story of the Exodus.[26][27] Already in the 50s of the 1st century, Paul, writing from Ephesus to the Christians in Corinth,[28] applied the term to Christ, and it is unlikely that the Ephesian and Corinthian Christians were the first to hear Exodus 12 interpreted as speaking about the death of Jesus, not just about the Jewish Passover ritual.[29] In most of the non-English speaking world, the feast is known by names derived from Greek and Latin Pascha.[3][30]"

german goddess Eostre:


pagan origin of easter


I did find a website arguing against the pagan origin of easter, but when i saw what the website was, i burst in laughter. The website in question is no other than "answeringenesis.org", a website sponsored by Ken Ham, wich have been on my shitlist for a few years now, so i didn't bother to read it.If you don't know who Ken Ham is, i encourage you to watch his debate against Bill Nye (2 hours debate over the validity of the "young earth creation theory")


edit: Ken Ham vs Bill Nye

Edited 4/2/2015 21:47:55
A Fun Challenge For All of You: 4/2/2015 22:14:44

҈ TeeMee123 ҈
Level 49
I know of one :3
30 years war map by zxctycxz
edit: its hard to explain what it is without giving it away, but it relates to a bonus name

Edited 4/2/2015 22:22:49
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