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.