Bede: So, these wild Anglo-Saxon months! Blood month; First Yule; Second Yule; Holy Month! But what does "Eostre-month" mean?
First Angle: Erm.... it's named after something...
Bede: Sounds like "East". Is it named after the East?
Second Angle: Maybe. But - if we say it's just named after the East, that's pretty dull, ennit?
Bede: True. Hardly an exciting mythological explanation. Just because it's the time of the year when the sun rises in the due East.... Can you give me something a bit more mystical and pagan?
First Angle: Some kind of goddess?
Bede: Like it. Like it. What's she like?
Second Angle: Ooo! I know! She's fond of rabbits!
First Angle: Or maybe of lagomorphs in general?
Bede: I don't want to be splitting hares...
First Angle: Even today, in the 8th Century AD, that is not a new joke, Ven.
Bede: Fair do's. So she's the goddess of the dawn. And of rabbits.
Second Angle: Rabbits that lay eggs.
First Angle: Well, she is a goddess. Surely rabbits can lay eggs?
Bede: No idea. How do rabbits produce other rabbits?
Second Angle: Has anyone invented that joke about...
First Angle: Yes. Like rabbits. Brilliant. .We all know it.
Second Angle; OK. Well, she's got egg-laying rabbits, and Austria will be named after her.
First Angle: And the hormone oestrogen
Second Angle; And Estragon, in "Waiting for Godot".
First Angle: And the supermarket, "Asda".
Bede: You're just making this up, aren't you?
First Angle: Well, you started it...