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The Egg

Eggs are an eternal symbol for fertility, life, and resurrection. Christian Folklore attributes much symbology to eggs. One example is from Eastern Orthodoxy Catholicism; there is a traditional story about Mary Magdalene, who is now widely acknowledged as having a leadership role in the early church. The story is that when Mary Magdalene brought the good news about Jesus’s resurrection to the Roman Emperor Tiberious, the emperor did not believe her, and states that “the story of the resurrection had as much a chance of being true as that egg in your hand turning red!” At that point, the egg in Mary’s hand turned red.

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