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The Biggest Valentine’s Day Myths of All Time


The following is an excerpt from Sarah Hutto | February 10, 2018 | Nytimes.com |

Myth: Valentine’s Day was named after St. Valentine, the Roman saint of courtly love.

Fact: You don’t need love to have a good time. You don’t even need friends

Myth: A St. Valentine’s key is a small metal token given in some European countries as both a romantic symbol and a charm to ward off epilepsy.

Fact: Epilepsy can be treated with medication, unlike being in love, which is often fatal.

Myth: Ancient Romans practiced Lupercalia, a fertility rite involving the whipping of women with the raw hides of sacrificed animals.

Fact: Lupercalia is still practiced today, figuratively, through the voluntary act of online dating.

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