In a tradition Santa Claus started, sometime during the night this coming Saturday the Easter Bunny will leave baskets of eggs (please, let them be chocolate!).

So, how did this get started? One story of olden times has a Pagan Goddess retrieving a wounded bird in a snowy forest. To help it survive, she turns it into a rabbit.

However it's not a complete transformation and continues to lay eggs. And to extend his...er...her gratitude, the rabbit decorates the eggs beautifully and presents them to the Goddess every spring.

Sounds good to me. I'll swallow that. In a rather bizarrely-humorous Monty Python movie "The Holy Grail", they encounter the legendary "Killer Rabbit."