Are Easter eggs derived from Ishtar religion?
And with that considered,
What now is the connection of the Easter egg to Christianity's Easter?
I've heard from multiple sources that the tradition of painting Easter Eggs is derived from the original practice of dipping eggs in the blood of sacrificed infants. All of this revolved around the godess Ishtar, of which the word "Easter" is derived.
Its possible that the significance of the Easter egg is a little further removed from the Ishtar-practice, in which case I'd like to know that as well. But with that considered, is there any truth to the infant sacrifice claim I hear occasionally?
I had meant to ask this in a "paganism" stackexchange, or possibly a "religion" stackexchange but could not find one. But since Easter is now so closely related to Jesus, I thought it appropriate to check the history here.