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Feast, festival, life, death, spring

Description of this motif: The Jewish Easter, pesach, is celebrated in memory of the exodus. Easter is also rooted in a traditional spring feast, celebrating the barley harvest and the cattle. In Christianity Easter ia a feast in the memory of Jesus' death and resurrection, which took place during the Easter feast in Jerusalem according to the gospels. (Gads Religionsleksikon, 1999)

Example :

There was once a young man who studied to become a poet. He wanted to be a poet by next Easter (...)

Comment on this quote: If there is a point in becoming a poet by next Easter, it is unknown. The quote's relevance for a selection of religious motifs is thus uncertain.
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