14th Feb 2016, 1:00 PM in Exchange art

Valentine's Day Crossover Exchange

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Jay042 14th Feb 2016, 1:00 PM edit delete
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For this year's Valentine's Exchange, I got Cuttlefish. In need of inspiration, I looked up Saint Valentine on Wikipedia.

There were several early church leaders by the Valentine. They were all martyred, and kind of got melded together as time went on. The association between Valentine and romantic love is really an invention of the English, specifically Geoffry Chaucer. It was a common notion of the time that around February the birds paired up and started breeding. Saint Valentine's Holy Day just happened to fall around this time. Chaucer created the notion of pairing Saint Valentine with Courtly Love, and thus an entire greeting card industry was begat.

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