Think Easter and one of the first images that is bound to hop to your mind is that of the Easter Bunny.  Wheter he's done in all chocolate or a live rabbit posing in photos with children, the rabbit is essential Easter.  But why?  The roots of the springtime celebration we call Easter date back to Germany in the 1200s where

One of the deities worshiped was Eostre, the goddess of spring and the dawn who has been portrayed as a comely maiden carrying a basket filled with dyed-red eggs and a pair of cuddly little baby hares.

Over time, some say, the goddess got lost — but the bunny and the eggs stuck.