As we have seen in St
Valentines Day symbols pairing birds in February were
associated with the St.
Valentine's Day traditions of young men & women
However, a St Valentines Day Myth evolved whereby on St
Valentines Day, if a young girl saw a particular bird then
she would marry a particular type of man !
St Valentines Day Myth rarely became fact but a lot of
fun was had by all !!
So for the ladies on St Valentines Day, the following birds
held a wide spectrum of choice !
Blackbird... A man of the cloth (Priest)
Bluebird... A man of laughter
Crossbill... A man of argument
Dove... A man of kindness
Goldfinch... A man of wealth
Robin... A man of the sea
Sparrow... A man of the country
Woodpecker... No man !!!
Yellow Hammer... A man of wealth
Yellow Wagtail... A man of wealth
Another St Valentines Day Myth says that if a young girl
sees a hen and a cockerel together on St Valentines Day
then she will marry soon. Needless to say, farms were popular
places amongst young girls on St Valentines Day !!
Once thing that is not a St Valentines Day Myth is the joy
that St Valentines Day has brought to millions of lovers,
husbands & wives the world over & throughout the centuries.