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Since many centuries we are using different symbols to represent our love or showing our love. You also have used red roses while proposing someone or whenever you see red rose you start imagining about romance. But, have you ever thought that from where these symbols came and why we always connect them to express a particular feeling. For example, why we use red rose for expressing love, and why not we use white rose for it, instead we use it as a peaceful symbol. This is because since our childhood we are watching people in our surroundings connecting these symbols with these particular feeling, and they as well saw this in their childhood.

So let us see today what the real meanings behind these love symbols are:

Red Roses:

Red roses are generally connected with love and passion, and most of the people gift red roses to their partner either on Valentine’s Day or whenever they want to express their love. But The Link between love and roses takes us back to Greek mythology. It is the symbol that is associated with the Greek Goddess of love, Aphrodite and with Venus, the Roman Goddess of love. Red roses also got so famous because their use in poems as poets linked them to love.

Heart:

The heart is an organ, which generally used to pump blood in the body and it also purifies the blood. But, it’s extended meaning indicates something else. Lovers and poets generally use the heart to symbolize it as the center of all human emotions. In 14th-century the heart shape was first used to depict love illustration poem by Francesco Barberino called ‘Documenti d’amore’.

Cupid:

In Roman mythology, Cupid is the son of the goddess of love, Venus and the war go, Mars. Cupid is the god of desire, attraction, and erotic love. And this is the reason that you see the symbol as one of the love symbols in most of love and Valentine’s Day gifts. It is actually depicted which is used to make people fall in love with its love arrow.

-Simran Bhatnagar
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