7 thoughts on “Our Lady of … over-easy?

  1. Did some googling, and I’m assuming the egg’s presence has to do with the tale as described here.

    “The story goes that Mary Magdalen attended a banquet in Rome given by Tiberius. When she told him about Jesus’s death and resurrection, she was holding an egg in her hand, and the emperor scoffed at her tale, saying that a man rising from the dead would be about as likely as the egg in her hand suddenly turning red – which it promptly and miraculously did!”

  2. It doesn’t look really old to me but on Wikipedia there is something about Maria Magdalene and Eggs ;-).

    One tradition concerning Mary Magdalene says that following the death and resurrection of Jesus, she used her position to gain an invitation to a banquet given by Emperor Tiberius. When she met him, she held a plain egg in her hand and exclaimed “Christ is risen!” Caesar laughed, and said that Christ rising from the dead was as likely as the egg in her hand turning red while she held it. Before he finished speaking, the egg in her hand turned a bright red, and she continued proclaiming the Gospel to the entire imperial house.

  3. I think it is partially true, actually. Although the egg thing is probably also part of a pagan fertility festival (I really need to look this stuff up), I think the Church (with a capital “C”, ’cause they were big back then) appropriated the eggs with the Mary Magdalene story and put them together.

    NO idea where the bunny came from.

  4. Dude, the bunny was Saint Peter, Peter Rabbit… Duh! The intended leader of the church according to Jesus’ wishes. Cause the church shouldn’t go telling people how to live their lives. Sheesh doesn’t everyone know that?

  5. ya know, I learn so much by reading this site. I mean, first turning the heathen into vampires and now this whole egg thing—

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