5 Facts about St Valentine
Everyone knows St Valantine’s the patron saint of lovers. Did you know he’s also the Patron saint of Bee Keepers and epilepsy?
Emperor Claudius 11 (214-270 AD) decreed that soldiers couldn’t marry. St Valentine thought it wrong and still performed secret marriages for young lover. When Claudius found out, he had Calentine executed on 14 February.
The Roman feast of Lupercalia falls in mid February. It involved violence, sex, animal sacrifice and random couplings. The early church romanticised it and associated it with St Valantine.
During the middle-ages, birds paired in February. They became associated with
romantic love and St Valentine.
This flower-crowned alleged skull of St. Valentine is exhibited in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome (Image below)
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