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Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:08 PM

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Victoria Grossack: Why turn to ancient Greek myths for inspiration on Valentineís Day?  At first glance, it seems inappropriate.  Saint Valentine was a Christian martyr, and had nothing to do with ancient Greece.  But no one sends pictures of Saint Valentine to each other (we donít even know what he looked like).  Instead we send flowers and candy, presents and cards.  Many cards feature Cupid, usually shown as a cherub holding a bow and arrow.  If one of his arrows strikes you, you fall in love.

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