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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 day, when

every fool comes there to choose his mate.

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.


 

 

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