I thought some of you would find this bit of information I found about Valentine’s Day enlightening…..
A Christian priest in Rome, Valentine was known for assisting
Christians persecuted under Claudius II. After being caught marrying
Christian couples and helping Christians escape persecution, Valentine
was arrested and imprisoned. Although Claudius originally like
Valentine, he was condemned to death when he tried to convert the
emperor. Valentine was beaten with stones, clubbed, and, finally,
beheaded on February 14, 269. In the year 496, February 14 was named as
a day of celebration in Valentine’s honor.”
So how exactly did we get to cupid and arrows from there?