Prior to the rites, worshippers paid homage to fertility symbols from various cultures, from ancient Sumeria to the more modern Cult of Celebrity. The central statue was a super-sized (but still perfectly proportional) rendition of LA artist Daniel Edwards’ statue of pregnant Kim Kardashian. After disrobing and prostrating herself before the statue of Oester and her Rabbit Consort (right), 54-year-old North Park resident Elaine Pagan granted that she “usually likes her Easter Bunnies on the cuter, more cuddly side, but I guess when you start celebrating leporine breeding capacity, you’re dealing more with a wild hare up your…well.”

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Putting Eostre Back in Easter

Traditionally Christian sunrise service at Balboa Park gives way to Vernal Equinox Fertility Ritual

NO, NOT REALLY — “Remember the fuss over the decision to change ‘Christmas on the Prado’ to ‘December Nights’?” asks Sandra Heathen-Druid. “All those people upset about taking Christ out of Christmas. But from the ...


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