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Greetings from the Easter Dragon!

The Beginning of a beautiful hoard
Hmmm… These things look interesting… I could get behind collecting these!

The problem with having a dragon assistant continue to surprise me! Apparently dragons think that this time of the year is some huge Egg Festival, which dragon are very in favour of as you can imagine!

Ivan has been trying to amass himself a nice respectable hoard of eggs, especially these colourful ones which appeal to Ivan’s love of multi-coloured things to pile up and be proud of.

I’ve been trying to explain the point of Easter Eggs, but we got stuck on the idea of the Easter Bunny. At first there was much consternation that a rabbit would have anything to do with eggs at all. In Ivan’s view, rabbits do not lay eggs and should leave this sort of thing to the professionals. Then again, I explained that the Easter Bunny’s job is to go around the place and distribute the eggs to others, especially children and Ivan looked so utterly shocked and betrayed! To give eggs away? I think this many be a dragon thing…

King of the Egg Hoard
When your pile of eggs is bigger than you are, is it too much, maybe? Naaaaaah!

As you can see, there is nothing more dragon-ly than sitting on top of your pile of eggs and hugs another egg close to your chest so no one can take it away from you.

The fun fact I learned while trying to explain why we have an Easter Bunny, not an Easter Dragon, is that this character is a lot older than I expected.

I assumed that he was a fairly new character, maybe the product of the Chocolate Wars, as an advertising gimmick that stuck around longer than expected. But no! The first mention of his legend as a rabbit that distributes multicoloured eggs to children (and fun-loving grown-ups!) comes from a 16 page medical essay, written by Dr Johannes Richier, published in 1682!

Stolen Egg
The aftermath of an egg thief! I’ve never seen anyone look so upset over eggs before…

Apparently the good doctor was raising concerns that children who found these colourful eggs would eat them without the proper seasoning of salt and butter, and give themselves tummy ache.

Naturally I am taking no chances with this! I don’t know if dragons eating Easter Eggs will suffer from the same fate, but have you seen a dragon suffering from tummy ache? It’s not a pretty picture when you mix it with these fire-breathing little critters!

I do admit that it was extra hard to do when he retaliated with those big sorrowful eyes. Just look at him! And that was after I confiscated just theΒ one egg! Honestly, Ivan!

Still I shall remain strong, and hope that he will forgive me in time…

Happy Easter to all of you! The season of Spring and Rebirth is finally upon us and I can only hope for great and glorious things in the year ahead!

 

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “Greetings from the Easter Dragon!

  1. What a terrific idea–an Easter dragon! And to think, I raised my kids with the far more plebian bunny, although I didn’t know it had that much history behind it. Still, I love the thought of an Easter dragon swooping overhead, although I agree that the idea of them giving away the eggs seems un-draconic. Perhaps a hole tore in their bag as they were transporting their wealth? πŸ™‚

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    1. I definitely feel that I am going to have to give the idea of Easter Dragons some thought for nest year – maybe they should give out eggs as a way to encourage young dragon-lings in the care and collecting of eggs?
      Not sure how that ties into eating said eggs though…
      I was really surprised by the Easter Bunny’s long lineage! I assumed that the chocolate-makers had resurrected a totally pagan and unrelated spring-time rabbit and added eggs to it, not that he’d been giving out eggs the whole time!
      The more you know and all that…
      Anyway, thanks for the lovely comment!

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  2. haha this is just the most wonderful post!! You made an excellent point- why aren’t Easter Dragons a thing?! πŸ˜‰ He does look very sad to have been deprived of that one egg πŸ˜‰ (although I can imagine a dragon with tummy ache would have been something terrible to behold πŸ˜‰ ) Happy Easter!

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    1. There need to be more celebratory dragons in the world.
      Just in general, more dragons, but the fact the Easter Dragons are not yet a recognised thing is really saddening to me! They are clearly perfect for the role!

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      1. Unless that rabbit is played by Hugh Jackman, at which point he is automatically the coolest thing in that movie! Which is saying something considering there was a sword-wielding Russian Santa in ‘Rise of the Guardians’!
        In all other circumstances though,the Easter Dragon shall conquer all!

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      2. ‘Rise of the Guardians’ is magical! The Easter Bunny is Wolverine, Captain Kirk is moonlighting as Jack Frost and Jude Law is just dazzlingly fun as the Boogie Man! It’s a very American film, but I had so much fun with it!

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      3. Highly recommended – my friends and I watch it every Easter, and this Easter there was even snow, so it was topical! We’d been saying for years that the Easter Bunny wouldn’t meet Jack Frost because Easter isn’t a snowy thing, and here we were, being proved wrong!

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    1. Thank you! Check out some of his other adventures – the day he tried to hoard all my coloured stationery was hilarious although he was very miffed when i had to take them all back again!

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      1. Hahaha! I know exactly what you mean!

        My sister, bless her, is young enough that she was confused why I had started a series on my blog entirely dedicated to cuteness. I mentioned it to some work-friends and they threatened to confiscate my tea supply if I stopped!

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      2. OMG that’s so precious xD She’ll learn, I’m sure… Once real life becomes so dull you need an extra dose of cuteness to make it through the day (wow, so dramatic Sophie…)
        Your work friends know what’s up! And I’d honestly do the same πŸ˜›

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      3. Everyone needs more cuteness in their lives, I agree! Well, I hope you like the other Adventures of Ivan posts and let me know if there’s a dragon post you’d like to see int he future (I have one in the works for St George’s Day already, never fear!)

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