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Ēostre or Ostara is a Goddess in Germanic Paganism. The Germanic month bearing her name is Ôstarmânoth, it is the namesake of the festival of Easter. "Little else [...] is known about Ēostre, but it has been suggested that her lights, as Goddess of the Dawn, were carried by hares. And she certainly represented Spring Fecundity, and Love and Carnal Pleasure that leads to Fecundity." ~ John Andrew Boyle.


Jacques DeMolay, the namesake of the Order of DeMolay was born in, France in 1244.  At 21, DeMolay joined the Order of Knights Templar.  The Knight’s Templar were founded in 1118, when nine nights took vows to protect Jerusalem and the Holy Lands, recently captured by the first crusade.

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The altar of Itzpapalotl, detail of a relief depicting the namesake...

The altar of Itzpapalotl, detail of a relief depicting the namesake goddess of the butterfly of obsidian, patroness of wizards. Artifact originating from Mexico.

from Journeying to the Goddess

Goddess Maeve

"Maeve " If there ever was a woman named Maeve who reigned as queen of Ireland, it is probable that She was the namesake of the Goddess; the Goddess’s legends may have attached themselves to a mortal bearer of Her name.

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Ostara – Ēostre – Dawn Goddess…

Ēostre or Ostara  is a goddess in Germanic paganism who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name is the namesake of the festival of Easter. Ēostre  is closely related to a reconstru…

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Beresford Caiman review

Beresford Caiman review | Does this DAC have the 'snap' of its reptilian namesake? Reviews | TechRadar


BOOKS OF THE TIMES; From Calcutta to Suburbia: A Family's Perplexing Journey

The Namesake // Jhumpa Lahiri. "Lahiri's quietly dazzling novel is that rare thing: an intimate, closely observed family portrait that effortlessly and discreetly unfolds to disclose a capacious social vision. [A]bout two generations of the Ganguli family and [also] about exile and its discontents, as affecting in its Chekhovian exploration of parents and children as it is resonant in its exploration of what is acquired and lost by immigrants and their children in pursuit of the American…

from The Daily Dot

New 'Fantastic Beasts' photos reveal stunning magical creatures

From "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", the Thunderbird is best known as the namesake of one of the four houses of Ilvermorny. It's native to Arizona, and can create storms by flapping its powerful wings. Newt Scamander has a Thunderbird named Frank, who was rescued from traffickers in Egypt.


Et Voilà! The one and only Animal Kingdom - winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby - and the namesake of a wonderfully dark and masterful Aussie drama!