St. Valentine's Day symbols are associated with love and romance which comes
from the Roman god Cupid
of Love & Eros in Greek mythology . These Valentines symbols are closely linked
with fertility - the necessary element for civilisation's future existence.
The heart & the arrow are long associated with Cupid,
both St Valentines Day Symbols.
Another St Valentines Day Symbols is the red Rose for passion
with earlier symbolism connected with St Valentines martyrdom
in Rome in 269AD
Venus, the Roman goddess of love, was also associated with
red roses which were said to be her favourite flower .
White roses given on St Valentines Day are a symbol of
true love. Whereas yellow roses are a friendship St Valentines
Day symbol .
Birds are another St Valentines Day symbol. In February,
birds are beginning to pair which is what St Valentines
Day is all about! See Myths
for more information about birds.
In medieval England even Chaucer (1346-1400) even suggested
this St Valentines Day symbolism in his Parliament of Foules
(Modern translation !)
For this was sent on Saint Valentine's
every fool comes there to choose his
Before St Valentines Day cards, Love knots were a Valentines
Day symbol of everlasting love.
Feminine lace in the form of a women's handkerchief is
a potent St Valentines Day symbol. Dropped at the feet of
a young man is a potent signal on St Valentines Day !
As African Lovebirds sit closely together , they have become
another St Valentines Day symbols. Similarly as Doves mate
for life they too have become Valentines Day symbols.
When illiterate folk signed their names with an X, they
kissed it to show their honesty.
Thus in Medieval days, X meant a kiss..another useful romantic
sign and a great St Valentines Day symbol for lovers ! Very
useful for those St
Valentines Day cards.