Here is a BunniHoTep story for the season. If you don’t know the basic story of Isis and Osiris, GO LOOK IT UP! Any way, children, he lost those most important parts for procreating and if you are male – having a good time. This may sound like a children’s fable, Okay, Its Not! So don’t go reading it to your children like one of my friends did. Sheesh!
Once upon a time long, long ago in Egypt there lived a small rabbit goddess. She loved Isis and she knew Isis was very sad because a very mean god, Set had hurt the one Isis loved most, Osiris.
Legend says that Osiris was cut up by Set and scattered in 14 pieces around the ancient world but there were really a few extra bits and bobs left over. BunniHoTep decided she would find all the extra pieces left around. She knew those pieces were very important to Isis.
So BunniHoTep went out to search for the missing pieces. She searched the shores of the Nile. She searched in the corners of the big temples. She searched the Valley of the Kings. She searched in the lotus ponds and under the papyri. She searched in all low out of the way places the other gods had missed. She found many dust bunnies but no pieces of Osiris.
BUT she found the last 2 special pieces in a hawk’s nest. She was very brave and made sure Missus Hawk was not at home when she went to look. She was brave but not THAT brave.
She put the pieces in her basket and hopped back to Isis. Isis was SO happy she rewarded BunniHoTep was a very big honor. She said that when BunniHoTep was tired of being on Earth, she would place her in the full moon where everyone would see and remember her forever and this is why there is a rabbit in the moon.
Because BunniHoTep carried the pieces back in her favorite basket all easter bunnies have baskets to carry their eggs in.
How come they don’t have perverse or testy as moods?