In this article, Tim Hegg looks at the claim that the name “Easter” comes from the pagan goddess Ishtar. Hegg looks at the etymology of this word, and the history of this claim. In addition, Hegg looks at the oldest references we have of Easter being seen as pagan. Due to the evidence, Hegg challenges the commonly believed claims.
A video by Zach Bauer is discussed, in which Bauer claims the pagan roots of Easter go back to Babylon. Discussed is the way in which to cite a source, what is a good source, and of course, do we have evidence of Pagan roots for Easter?