Tuesday, February 09, 2010 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
Later on, the Catholic church "christianized" the holiday and it became known as "St. Valentine's Day", but the focus continued to be on love and fertility. In fact, many of the ancient pagan traditions have been incorporated into today's celebrations.
For example, Cupid was originally the Roman the god of erotic love and beauty. But most Christians today love little Cupid so much that they would not dare do away with him.
For more on the history of Valentine's Day, just check out the short video from the History Channel posted below....