Saint Simon of Cyrene, an eggler by trade, was a bystander as Jesus carried the cross bound for Calvary. A theory promoted by a medieval Gnostic sect suggested that Simon not only carried the cross but, by somehow exchanging bodies, endured the crucifixion. When he later "returned" to his own body, he found that his eggs had been fantastically decorated, a story that led to the coloring tradition.

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