Ukrainian Eggs have been around for Centuries. In 988 a.d. Christianity was introduced to the Ukraine and their pagan symbols began changing to Christian symbols.
Now the eggs have a beautiful blending of both Christian and Pagan symbolism.
Here are some examples!
Deer, Horses, Rams - Deer and Horses Symbolize wealth and prosperity. Stags and Rams symbolize leadership and strength.
Bears Paws - The bear was associated with the forest guardian spirit and the paw represents bravery, wisdom, strength and endurance as well as the coming of Spring.
Hen's Feet - Guidance or Direction of the youth in searching for knowledge.
Birds - Joy, Fulfillment of wishes and fertility.
Wheat - Wishes for a Bountiful Life , Bountiful Harvest.
Berries - Health and Wisdom.
Leaves - Oak Leaves symbolize Strength. Small leaves Youth+Love.
Flowers - Love and Charity.
Ladders - Suggest searching.
Fish - Ancient symbol of Christ and also symbolizes sacrifice.
Spirals - Immortality
Sieve/Basket weave - Division of good and evil - Heaven and Hell.
Cross - Christ's Victory over Death.
Triangle - Any trio: Air, Fire, Water or Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
Dots - Stars in Heaven or the Virgin Mary's Tears as she wept for Jesus.
Star - Also called the Rose, symbolizes God's love toward man.
Ribbon/Belt or Band - Encircling the egg, symbolizes eternity. Also called the endless line with no beginning or end.
Tripod - A solar symbol signifies a trinity such as Birth, Life and Death.
Circle - The most naturalistic representation of the sun. It represents growth, good fortune and happiness.
Butterflies - Resurrection
Trees - Eternal Youth
Diamonds - Knowledge
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