Happy Easter

We are fortunate in having found yet another medieval sculpture of the patron of secular Easter celebrations, Saint Saliento Lepus.

Saint Saliendo Lepus
Saint Saliendo Lepus

According to our research, Saint Saliendo Lepus was a 3rd century noble Roman rabbit who incurred the wrath of the Emperor Diocletian by hiding colored eggs in the forum. Enraged, Diocletian had him turned over to Plautian, prefect of the praetorium, who tortured him in an effort to force him to stop this practice, but when Saliento persisted, he was beheaded and served in a stew with lentils and onions. Though the legend is an ancient one, it is no more than that.

21 thoughts on “Happy Easter

    1. Oh, no, Margaret. This post is a result of the most serious and meticulous scholarship! We found it in the Nugae de cuniculorum exta by Fra Quantum Fabulae of the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino.

  1. According to our research among the bottles of Benedictine rescued from the remains of Monte Cassino, it is some time since Easter Sunday fell on the First of April. 🙂

  2. Happy easter… and 1st of April !

    Another version:

  3. The best “Lapin d’avril” ever! 🙂 Thanks, Dennis and a very happy Easter to PJ and you!

  4. We used to have Easter Chickens here in Belgium,and they become more and more out of fashion,thks to the omnipotent Anglo-Saxon culture….so….. too bad for Saliento Lepus! A big wink from me 😉 and thank you for the hilarious April fool! (which overhere is an April fish!!!!!!!!!)

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