Germanic and then later West Saxon by Mythology ''Eostre'' was a Goddess relating to Harvest and Fertility Festivals. Her Feast was celebrated roughly the time of The Christian season of Easter (Christ's Resurrection). While Pagan, much of Her celebration was included into the ''newer'' Christian Belief. ''Eostre'' was first recorded in West Saxon usage in the 8th Century AD. Her very name is seen as an Old English adaptation of the word ''Easter''. The collection of Hen Egg's as well as preparing Hares (Rabbit) for feasting, are seen as a direct link to the much later Easter Custom of gathering eggs and Her providing food for feasting in Her honor. Portrayed as a ''beautiful young Woman'' (Fertility and Childbirth), some Neo-Pagan still perform various rituals to Her in April.