The practice of decorating eggshells as part of spring rituals is very ancient. Engraved ostrich eggs which are 60,000 years old, were found in Africa. In the pre-dynastic period of Egypt and the early cultures of Mesopotamia and Crete, eggs were associated with death and rebirth, as well as with kingship, with decorated ostrich eggs, and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver, were commonly placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 5,000 years ago.
These cultural relationships may have influenced early Christian and Islamic cultures in those areas, as well as through mercantile, religious, and political links from those areas around the Mediterranean 
The egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth, associated with spring and new beginnings. Easter egg hunts and egg rolling are two popular, modern egg-related traditions. An egg hunt is organized at Easter and involves hiding eggs outside for everybody to run around and find them. 
MYTHOS & MADPEA EGG HUNT
Mythos will be participating in the Madpea Easter Egg Hunt. Every now and then we will be hiding eggs on Mythos Voreios (The Forest) and Mythos Anatoli (The City). People in the Second Life Madpea Group will hunt for them on Mythos.
For hunters, Mythos will be handing out Notecards at the egg landing point for hunt tips and information. Information about the hunt: click here