Holidays, Interesting Facts

The Myth of St. Valentine ‘s Day

All of us are familiar with the popular and mainstream celebration of Valentine ‘s Day, the day where we may get gifts of red roses, chocolates, sweets and perhaps even a date at a special restaurant. The modern version of this holiday may have more ancient origins, possibly even origins from our ancient ancestors who had special celebrations for specific days. Lets have a look at the history:

The Holiday of Lupercalia (the possible origin of Valentine ‘s Day)

This holiday was originally a pagan celebration that was adapted to Christianise the original pagan festival of Lupercalia. Originally, it was considered a festival of fertility and it was celebrated on the 15th February. Here is an excerpt from an article from

“Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.”

You can read the full article here. 

Of course, we know from our favourite green books that sometimes the pagan rituals were changed or the history was distorted in order to make our nature loving ancestors appear to be barbaric because they sacrificed animals or humans. Perhaps this part of the ritual did not exist in the original celebration.

We also know that our Vedruss ancestors had many celebrations for love and matchmaking, to ensure that every Vedrussian soul found their ideal counterpart – the person that they could co-create a divine future with and create the most beautiful space of love.

Another interesting point is that the infants Romulus and Remus were believed to be cared for by a female wolf. We know that Anastasia’s family has a long history with the wolves helping to raise and protect their young children and guarding their glades in order to provide protection, perhaps this reference in the mythical history of Rome is also a reference to a more ancient culture that we are aware of from the Ringing Cedars Series, a culture that knew the functions of the beloved animals and their connection in helping humanity.

When we look further into history we find that perhaps the origin of our modern holidays have a deeper and more spiritual meaning – and for those of us who enjoy this topic, it can bring comfort knowing that remnants of our pristine origins has survived up until this day. Perhaps the day of St. Valentines that we celebrate is an important day to put extra energy into our loved ones, specifically our partner. We can celebrate the energy of love in many ways that don’t include excessive shopping, drinking or eating!

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