Did you know?
"Valentine's day" is named after Saint Valentine .
He was a Christian bishop and a physician. He refused to treat his own fatally sick mother because she would not give up her belief in pagan God Jupiter and get baptized.
The disease kiIIed her! #ValentinesDay
According to the Catholic Chronicle Legenda Aurea (compiled in c. 1275 CE), Saint Valentine was described as "destroyer of non Christian pagan idols"
Valentine was abusing Non-Christian Gods & creating communal conflict.
He was jailed. Romans promised to release him if he toned down.
"What is your opinion on (our) Gods Jupiter & Mercury"- they asked. '
"Wretched and foul men. Filthy. Carnal. Of filthy birth'-He answered