Painted Easter Eggs Ideas – Eggs have always been a special type of food and probably became symbolic quite early. What made them special and what symbolic meanings do they possess? How was this symbolic meaning emphasized with the patterns applied on them? Since eggs are easy and safe to get, probably they became the part of nutrition of people as early as prehistoric ages. During the course of collecting fruits, herbs, roots or seeds people must have found some nests with a couple of eggs in them. And they did not even have to kill the birds for the eggs.
They just had to scare them away or wait until the nest was left unguarded. Experiencing the special role of eggs – namely that they seem dead but a living creature comes out of them after a period of time – might have lead to the idea to attach symbolic meanings to them. They usually mean fertility and revival. This is how eggs became symbolic gifts in the ancient times and then during the course of Christianity at one of the most important Christian holiday, at Easter.