So, lately I've been wondering why the Easter Bunny delivers eggs, because It makes no sense. So I googled it (well, google and yahoo answers), and here are some of my results:
- It began around the 14th century when central European governments began sending all the kings horses and all the kings men into the wild to execute all chickens. The Catholic church, scared to have a holiday absolved adopted the bunny because even if governments of the day tried to prosecute the bunny, bunnies are always fornicating like rabbits. So the tradition stuck and in 1599, the Easter Bunny was recognized officially by Royal Edict of the Italian Governor General, who was, at that time appointed by Queen Molly XVI of Poland, and Italy was a Polish proxy state.
- because both the bunny and the egg are symbols of fertility derived straight from the pagan feast in honor of the fertility goddess ishtar- the tradition of hiding and finding the eggs comes straight from the tradition of dipping eggs in the blood of babies sacrificed to Ishtar and hidingthem for siblings and family members to find-what floors me is that the modern church hosts these hunts and encourages our precious children to participate in this ritual derived from such brutal roots.
- chicken is too greasy
- because chickens have enough to do during the year
- Well IDK? LOLL! Have a Happy Easter though!
- I'm glad it's a bunny. Chicken poop is much messier and smells worse than rabbit poop. Bunnies are cuter. Bunnies are smarter. Bunnies are just better than chickens in every way.
- It's because somebody afraid from chickens. He can confront eggs much easy as chickens are too fast moving.
- The name Easter comes from “Eastre” an Anglo-Saxon pagan godess. Even the Chinese have the festival of Ching Ming where flowers and sweets are put on their ancestors graves!!
- The egg and the rabbit are symbols of springtime and rebirth!
- Both eggs and rabbits have to do with fertility. Spring festivals tend to be about fertility and rebirth. This is a tradition that is older than Christianity and was coopted by Christianity when it was becoming a popular religion. As a recent religion, Christianity was usually smart enough not to mess with the local celebrations but just adapt them a little bit. That made it easier for people to go along. From pagan religion, both the egg and the bunny are symbols of fertility. In the pagan religion, Easter was the "spring festival", celebrating fertility and requesting that the Gods give good crops. It makes sense that the rabbit and the egg would be symbols of spring festival.Easter is also a symbol of the Anglo-Saxon goddess, Eostre, as the holiday was originally named after. Easter is a relatively new adoption of spelling which was used, as said above, to help make the coexistence and/or transition of religions go much smoother.
I personally, don't really like the second story. . . and the fifth isn't very helpful, and some are just weird, but whatever. I still don't get it, but I'm going to go with #9
(phew, long post)(answers from yahoo answers and answers.com)