Cupid? St. Valentine?

Cupid? St. Valentine?

In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. He is also known in Latin as Amor ("Love"). His Greek counterpart is Eros.. As a messenger of his mother, the goddess of love, Cupid would shoot his gold-tipped arrows, and those struck by the arrows would fall in love.

Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with "courtly love."

Although not much of St. Valentine's life is reliably known, and whether or not the stories involve two different saints by the same name is also not officially decided, it is highly agreed that St. Valentine was martyred and then buried on the Via Flaminia to the north of Rome.

In 1969, the Roman Catholic Church removed St. Valentine from the General Roman Calendar, because so little is known about him. However, the church still recognizes him as a saint, listing him in the February 14 spot of Roman Martyrolgy.

It's hard to say exactly how these symbols become representative of our modern holidays. One thing we do know is that any day that includes celebrating with chocolate is a good one, indeed. We're passionate about making delicious candies and appreciate being a meaningful part of your holidays.