Origins of Valentine’s Day

Like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year’s and other holidays of this world, St. Valentine’s Day is another attempt by Satan to pervert customs and observances of pagan gods and idols by “Christianising” them. As innocent and harmless as St. Valentine’s Day may appear, its traditions and customs are very shocking, disgusting and very disturbing, and it originates from two of the most sexually perverted pagan festivals of ancient history: Lupercalia and the feast day of Juno Februata.

Celebrated on February 15, Lupercalia (known as the “festival of sexual license”) was held by the ancient Romans in honor of Lupercus, god of fertility and husbandry, protector of herds and crops, and a mighty hunter—especially of wolves. The Romans believed that Lupercus would protect Rome from roving bands of wolves, which devoured livestock and people.truth-about-valentines-day

Assisted by Vestal Virgins, the Luperci (male priests) conducted purification rites by sacrificing goats and a dog in the Lupercal cave on Palatine Hill, where the Romans believed the twins Romulus and Remus had been sheltered and nursed by a she-wolf before they eventually founded Rome. Clothed in loincloths made from sacrificed goats and smeared in their blood, the Luperci would run about Rome, striking women with februa, thongs made from skins of the sacrificed goats. The Luperci believed that the floggings purified women and guaranteed their fertility and ease of childbirth. February derives from februa or “means of purification.” To the Romans, February was also sacred to Juno Februata, the goddess of febris (“fever”) of love, and of women and marriage. On February 14, billets (small pieces of paper, each of which had the name of a teen-aged girl written on it) were put into a container. Teen-aged boys would then choose one billet at random. The boy and the girl whose name was drawn would become a “couple,” joining in erotic games at feasts and sexually immoral parties celebrated throughout Rome. After the festival, they would remain sexual partners for the rest of the year. This custom was observed in the Roman Empire for centuries.

(Juno, or to spell it the Latin way, Iuno, is the Roman Great Goddess, the Queen of the Gods, Sky-Goddess, Protectress of Women, Mother of Mars, Wife of Jupiter(Zeus in the Greek), She of the many epithets and a long long history of worship in Rome. She was one of the Capitoline Triad, with Jupiter and Minerva, Who were considered the three main Deities of Rome; She was widely worshipped among the Latins, and Her cult was also important among the Etruscans, who called Her Uni or Cupra. She was an especial protectress of women in marriage and childbirth, and many of Her epithets relate to that aspect, but she could also have a more civic or martial character as protectress of the Roman people.

Juno’s name may derive from an Indo-European root with connotations of vitality and youth, and if so would suggest that Her aspect as Birth-Goddess is one of Her oldest. Alternatively, Her name may come from the Etruscan Uni, which means “She Who Gives”, and which would refer to Her capacity as a benevolent Goddess of abundance who answers the prayers of those in need.

Illustration from fol. 41 of Ms. fr. 2186, the kneeling man is an allegory of Doux Regard (“sweet gaze”) handing the damsel the lover’s heart. This is the earliest known depiction of the “human heart” in a metaphorical context signifying “romantic love”, which over the next two centuries would give rise to the now false god Cupid familiar heart symbol.

As each man was believed to have a protective guardian spirit called a genius, so each woman had one called a juno. These guardian spirits (in the plural, junones) may have originally been the ghosts of the ancestors who were believed to watch over and protect their descendents. They were usually represented as snakes (probably relating to the chthonic or underworld aspect of the Dead), and were given offerings on the individual’s birthday at the household altar. The first days of each Roman month, the calends, were sacred to Juno, as was the entire month of June, which is still named for Her. Five cities in Latium (the region of the Latin tribe) also named a month for Her: Aricia, on the Via Appia; Lanuvium, where She was worshipped as Juno Sospita (“Juno the Saviouress”), Praeneste (modern Palestrina), Tibur (modern Tivoli, the resort town of Rome), and Laurentum, located between Lavinium and Ostia on the coast. And as Juno is the Roman Goddess of Marriage, it is no coincidence that June is still considered the proper month for weddings, and when people begin to learn these things they are shocked and disgusted and usually renounce Valentine’s Day.

William Shakespeare helped romanticise and spread evil and Pagan Valentine's Day in his work, and it gained massive popularity throughout the world.
William Shakespeare helped romanticise and spread evil and Pagan Valentine’s Day in his work, and it gained massive popularity throughout the world.

Like Jupiter (Zeus in the Greek), Juno was believed to have the ability to throw thunderbolts. In 313 A.D. Roman Emperor Constantine the Great legalized ‘Christianity’ and ended Rome’s persecution of ‘Christians’. In 380 A.D. ‘Christianity’ is made the OFFICIAL state religion of the Roman Empire. These actions not only enabled the teachings of ‘Christianity’ to spread within the empire, it encouraged non-Christians to convert to the once-persecuted religion. The pagans, however, who adopted ‘Christianity’ as their religion did not entirely abandon and renounce the traditions and practices they held before their “conversion.” One of these traditions brought into the church was the fertility celebration known as the Lupercalia: “Yet the vestiges of superstition were not absolutely obliterated, and the festival of the Lupercalia, whose origin had preceded the foundation of Rome, was still celebrated under the reign of Anthemius.” (The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbons, Chapter 36, Part 3) Western Roman Emperor Anthemius ruled the empire from 467 to 472 A.D. Mr. Gibbons goes on to state: “After the conversion of the Imperial city (Rome), the Christians still continued, in the month of February, the annual celebration of the Lupercalia; to which they ascribed a secret and mysterious influence on the genial powers of the animal and vegetable world.”

In A.D. 494, Pope Gelasius renamed the festival of Juno Februata as the “Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary.” The date of its observance was later changed from February 14 to February 2, then changed back to the 14. It is also known as Candlemas,  the Purification of the Blessed Virgin and the Feast of the Presentation of Yahshua in the Temple.

This evil Cupid supposedly casts spells on people, which is an abomination teaching!
This evil Cupid supposedly casts spells on people, and promotes the love heart symbol, all being an abomination to the Creator!

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in early martyrologies under the date of 14 February. One is described as a priest at Rome, another as bishop of Interamna (modern Terni), and these two seem both to have suffered in the second half of the third century and to have been buried on the Flaminian Way, but at different distances from the city…Of the third Saint Valentine, who suffered in Africa with a number of companions, nothing is further known.” Several biographies of different men named Valentine were merged into one “official” St. Valentine.

evilstvalentineBut who was the original Valentine? What does the name Valentine mean? Valentine comes from the Latin Valentinus, which derives from valens—“to be strong, powerful, mighty.” The Bible describes a man with a similar title: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter…” (Genesis 10:8-9) He was said to have hunted with bow and arrow.

As mentioned, the Romans celebrated Lupercalia to honor the hunter god Lupercus. To the Greeks, from whom the Romans had copied most of their mythology, Lupercus was known as Pan, the god of light. The Phoenicians worshipped the same deity as Baal, the sun god. Baal was one of many names or titles for Nimrod, a mighty hunter, especially of wolves. He was also the founder and first lord of Babel (Gen. 10:10-12). Defying Yahweh, Nimrod was the originator of the Babylonian Mystery Religion, whose mythologies have been copied by the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans and a multitude of other ancient peoples. Under different names or titles—Pan, Lupercus, Saturn, Osiris—Nimrod is the strong man and hunter-warrior god of the ancients.

But what does the heart symbol have to do with a day honoring Nimrod/Valentine?

The title Baal is mentioned throughout the Bible as the god of pagans. Yahweh warned His people not to worship or even tolerate the ways of Baal (Nimrod), yet millions of people today are still doing this abomination!!! In ancient Chaldean (the language of the Babylonians), bal, which is similar to Baal, meant, “heart.” This is part of where the Valentine heart symbol seems to have originated, and in addition, the ancient Greeks and Romans originated the link between human female anatomy and the heart shape.  Most people are horrified when they learn this… the heart shape most likely came from a woman’s vagina shape!

When you see people doing the heart shape symbol with their hands, or using it in text message or photos, they unknowingly are doing a woman’s VAGINA shape, not realising they are promoting a VAGINA and sexual immorality!v

CyrenecoinAlso, look at the Silphium Coin to the left, Silphium has similarities to the word Sylph – meaning slender and desirable young woman – a virgin. This idea seems to have some truth behind it. So next time you send a heart symbol by photo or message to someone, remember you are giving an invitation that you are available for sexual intercourse!

In Shakespearean England, for instance, the plackett—a heart shaped apron for women with a pocket for the hands below the waist was also the slang name for a vagina!

The Valentine's Day Heart Shape comes from the woman's sexual area, which has a connection to sexual immortality sex parties!
The Valentine’s Day Heart Shape comes from the promotion of a  woman’s Vagina, an invitation the woman is available for sexual intercourse, and which also has a connection to sexual immorality sex parties!

When it comes to Cupid, it comes from the Latin verb cupere, meaning “to desire.” Cupid was the son of Venus, Roman goddess of beauty and love. Also known as Eros in ancient Greece, he was the son of Aphrodite. According to myth, he was responsible for impregnating numerous goddesses and mortals. Cupid was a child-like archer (remember, Nimrod was a skilled archer). Mythology describes Cupid as having both a cruel and happy personality. He would use his invisible arrows, tipped with gold, to strike unsuspecting men and women, causing them to fall madly in love. He did not do this for their benefit, but to drive them crazy with intense passion, to make their lives miserable, and to laugh at the results.Many of the gods of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Assyrians and others were modeled after one man—Nimrod.  So, there you have it.  Like most other unholy things which has crept into Christianity, Valentine’s Day is an abomination and goes back to Babylon and paganism!!!

The evil Cupid false god would cast black magic spells on people to force them to lust after, and fall in love with others, and want to have sex with that person, even if that other person may be engaged or married, they would then go and commit sexual immorality and adultery with someone else, and cause strife and abomination and forcing people to break Yahweh’s Law of following a false god named Cupid, and coveting and committing adultery.

So, we at Yahweh’s House Ministries encourage everyone who loves Yahweh and truth,  to immediately repent of and renounce this disgusting Satanic and disturbing tradition called “Valentine’s Day” and to repent of using the heart shaped symbol!

It’s no accident you will see the love heart symbol all over Valentine’s day photos and videos.

For a short video exposing Valentine’s Day, please watch this: (NOTE: We are not affiliated with the House of Yahweh, however we do agree with the message in this video.)

Shalom,
Yeremyah & Michaiyah (Yahweh’s House Ministries)
http://www.yahweh.house