March 27th, 2005

Loki riding

The Goddess of Spring

So there I was at work on Friday, talking to a client on the phone, and in between business we got to talking about weekend plans. I made some comment about the plethora of bunnies and eggs in the stores, and she popped out with, “What on earth do bunnies and eggs have to do with Easter?”

So, since I have an endless supply of factoids on almost any conceivable subject in my head, gleaned from many years of reading just about anything that crosses my path, I then gave her a mini-lecture on the German Goddess Eostara. I can be such a geek.

To which she said something along the lines of, “you really do have a head crammed full of trivia, don’t you?”

Yes, as a matter of fact, I do.

Once I got home, I thought I’d google the subject, and here we go:

Teutonic goddess of spring. Eostara, for whom Easter is named, was the goddess of the rising sun. Collapse )
Loki riding

Speaking of spring...

I am certainly happy that, this spring, the local intact cats have decided to find some other locale for their boudoir. Last spring, it seemed like “mating season” had been declared right outside my bedroom window. The yowling and the screeching...! At all hours of the night...!

Which reminds me of a story a woman at work told me. She’d gone home one day, and found two cats in her backyard, busy mating. She mentioned this to her neighbor, who asked if by any chance she’d seen them the day before.

No, she hadn’t. So her neighbor described finding the same two cats in *her* backyard, mating, but it was obvious the male belonged to a little girl, and probably had only gotten away from her a short time before, because he was wearing a pink collar and a tutu. Which wasn’t impeding his performance in the least.

That I would have liked to have seen. Cross-dressing in cats. LOL!