14 February has a lot of history one of which The ancient Romans. In the 3rd century A.D., Emperor Claudius II executed two men, both named Valentine, on Feb. 14 of various years. The Catholic Church celebrated their martyrdom with the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day.
Another is that February 14th was called “Lupercalia” Or “day of the wolf” which signifies almost everything that happens in our modern day of Valentine celebration.
This was a day that was sacred to the sexual frenzy of the goddess Juno.
The Roman gods, Lupercus and Faunus, and the mythical twin brothers who supposedly created Rome, REMUS AND ROMULUS, were also honored on this day.
Lupercous = Wolf Hunter
“The custom of exchanging Valentines and all the other traditions in honor of Lupercus, who was also associated with an ancient pagan practice of “going steady” teenagers, usually led to fornication. The Romans called the festival the “Lupercalia. Also read: Cameroon arrest prostitute offering sex at isolation centres
Lupercalia Day On that day, the Luperci or Lupercus priests were clothed in goatskins for a bloody ritual. “The wolf god would kill goats and a dog and then smear themselves with blood; when waving a goatskin named “February,” he would sprint around a hill, from which we get the February name. As the priest would hit them with a goatskin to make them pregnant, the women would sit across the hill.
All the young people in the area would assemble in the town, and they would place their names in the boxes. “They were called billets for these “love letters. A billet would be drawn by the men of Rome, and the woman whose name was on the billet would become a companion of his sexual desire, with whom he would fornicate before the next Lupercalia or 14 February.
THE COLOR RED
Because of the blood from the goat and dog, the color red is holy to that day and the heart form was not after the human heart but reflects the human matrix or opening up to the sacred copulation chamber.
What do you think about February 14th? Do you think people exaggerate the day?