The Easter egg has ancient origins that go back to the beginning of spring rites seen as a renewal of nature and therefore linked to fertility. During the centuries were later added other traditions and legends associated with this strange product of nature
The Easter egg has ancient origins that go back to the beginning of spring rites seen as a renewal of nature and therefore linked to fertility. During the centuries were later added other traditions and legends associated with this strange product of nature.
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The egg is Easter in the world: there is one painted, carved, chocolate, clay and paper mache. But while the egg carton or chocolate are of recent origin, the real ones, colored or gold have an origin rooted in the distant past.
The eggs, in fact, perhaps because of their form and substance very particular, have always played a unique role, that of a symbol of life itself, but also of the mystery, almost of sacredness. Already at the time of paganism in some beliefs, Heaven and Earth were considered two halves of the same egg, and eggs were a symbol of the return of life. The birds nest in fact prepared and used it for the eggs at that point everyone knew that the winter and the cold had passed.
The Greeks, the Chinese and the Persians exchanged them as a gift for the holiday’s spring, as well as in ancient Egypt were exchanged decorated eggs at the spring equinox, the start date of the “new year”, when even the year based on the seasons.
The egg was seen as a symbol of fertility and almost magic, because of the then inexplicable birth of a living being from an object so special.
The eggs were therefore considered objects with special powers, and they were buried under the foundations of buildings to ward off evil, carried in the womb of the pregnant women to find out the sex of the unborn child and the brides passed over before entering into their new home.
The eggs, associated to spring for centuries, with the advent of Christianity became a symbol of the rebirth of nature, but not the man himself, the resurrection of Christ as a chick comes out of the egg, the subject at first inert, Christ came alive from his grave.
In symbolism, colored eggs with bright colors represent the colors of spring and sunlight. Those colored dark red are the symbol of the blood of Christ.
The custom of giving eggs decorated with precious elements goes back a long way and already in the books of Edward I of England is marked for spending 450 eggs coated with gold and decorated to give as a gift for Easter.
But the most famous eggs were undoubtedly those of a master goldsmith, Peter Carl Faberge, which he received in 1883 by Tsar Alexander, the commission for the creation of a special gift for Tsarina Maria.
The first Faberge egg was platinum white enamel that opened to reveal a golden egg which in turn contenva a small chick gold and a thumbnail of the imperial crown.
The Tsar they were so excited that they ordered to prepare a series of Faberge eggs to be donated every year.