The practice of giving pysanky became part of the Ukrainian tradition and also served as a means of preserving and continuing the art of pysanky itself.
For centuries the designs and symbols used on pysanky were handed down from mother to daughter.
The people in Ukraine came to see the egg, now referred to as pysanky, as a talisman.
Pysanky became part of daily life and were believed to possess power.
The Trypilljans were a matriarchal society that worshipped "mother earth" and had little interest in power struggles concerning politics, taxes, money and ruling, as in patriarchal societies.
In both design and color, Trypilljan symbolism echoed the people's close attachment to the soil and other elements of nature.
"Many people believe that the health benefits of egg yolks are greater when the yolks are consumed raw.The egg symbol was likened to the tomb from which Christ arose. It is a word picture, an ideogram, a code, containing the secrets of a culture.There is no point where we can determine where the pagan beliefs and customs of pysanky end and where the Christian symbolism begins. More effectively than words it reveals feelings: love, happiness, hope, dread, despair, etc.Below is a comprehensive list of resources regarding eggs and the sale of eggs in each state throughout the U. If you click on your state’s link(s) you may have to do a little searching on the webpage, because there is not always an obvious place where the regulations are outlined.This list is as up-to-date as the information available online and NERO encourages you to familiarize yourself with your state’s laws before raising chickens or selling eggs.Ukrainian symbolic art is based, in large measure, on these early ideograms.