Valentine's And Valentines


Valentine's and Valentines


Photo of Ocean Blowing Kisses To All Those Who Are Compassionate To All Beings used by permission of Ocean Rhythm Records

Happy Valentine's Month!

Februare Extraordinare!

Although you may be bundled up with eco fabrics and faux fur, hug boots rather than the mean o nes, and so o n, underneath there beats a red heart bursting with Love and Compassion!

In the midst of the long Winter months, for those in the cold climes, and even for those in the warmer areas or other hemispheres, we all love an excuse to indulge our passions for passion and for chocolate!

And for the colors red, hot pink, and pink!

Make this month a REAL love month by making it Compassionate for all beings!

Remember your love of kittens and puppies? Of little baby chickens and ducks? And of all the wonderful other animals in the world?

That's your real heart.

Your genuine self!

Let your Real Love shine!

Let it beam Compassion, as it truly desires!

Make your Valentine Celebrations Vegan!

Save lives - show your love for all - send loving gifts along with eco Valentines made of recycled paper and materials - adopt a sweet, loving, needy animal for a truly loving gift!

And - make sure to visit VeganMermaid's Sea and get hip to her Valentine's Vegan Chocolate Recipes!

Wow someone you love with these delicacies - completely Compassionate, completely healthy, completely Loving!


The History of Valentine's Day

Today, as we cut out hearts and glue on paper lace and sequins, remember this long ago Saint who deserved far better in life.
He stand now for Love.
Make it Universal Love, love everyone! 
And make it Divine!
Love Every Being!

Save a life for Valentine's Day!

Save lives EVERY day!
Go Vegan!
Be Loving!

Be Lovely!

Tea For Two



Put Love Into Your Life - Give To Live! Send Some Love Today to Help Animals!


And Remember to Put Love Into Your Food - Eat o nly Compassionate Food - and Your Food Will Prosper You!
Eat Vegan!

Valentine's Day Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipes!




History of Valentine's Day



The deepest roots of our present-day celebration of love in all its' lovely forms extend back into our dimmest pre-history.
Named for the Noridc God, Vali, who was slain by another lesser God by an arrow, other myths have come down and become intertwined with many traidions to give us our own version of Valentine's Day.
Our calender as a whole adopted the Latin names for the Julian form of the months we use now in much of the world - the West at least - and February is from Februare, meaning a cleansing.
It obtained its' name from the Juno festival, which was obtained earlier from the Hera festival, honoring the mother goddess, Queen of Heaven, bride of Zeus, the foremost god of those peoples and Hera stood for wifeliness and fecundity in women - essentially, she acted as a household housewifey diety.
Earlier still, though, fertility was not even associated with women per se, and it had taken them eons to figure out the role of love-making in making babies. How's that?
Yes, o nce upon a time, the very long nine month expansion between coitus and birth had stumped our specie for millions of years, causing the idea of fertility to be attributed to solely the mind-set of females at first - helped along with frisky chases and mock beatings with branches, perhaps, as in some rituals like those honoring Pan, the randy Earth god who had the legs and hindquarters of the uber-randy billy goats coupled with a raucous nature, fun-loving, and even seductive powers of music-playing o n his reed flutes!
Pan, sharing much of his boistrousness and origins with the Indian god, Shiva, and also with Dionysus, who stood for all the chaotic, wildness of nature and in our natures, and with the Roman Faunus, he, of the woodsy chasing wood nymphs and party atmosphere - had o nce been honored during the feisty month of February!
The lustiness of Pan was later subdued, transformed, and when the Greek Pantheon had put o­nly a set number of relatively modern dieties upon Mount Olympus, they brought in some of the mischieviousness, innocence,  and cuteness of Pan when they made Eros or Cupid the son of Aphrodite.


He still shoots his love arrows into the hearts of the unwary and causes love to explode around us o n Valentine's Day!
The love goddesses were relegated to carnal and romantic love and Hera's holilday was more for the married women, but Cupid was allowed to sneak through the centuries in his babified and angelic form, despite many church sanctions against him and against the holiday as a whole, and yet among the four St. Valentine's, whose name gave our holiday it's own, two became part of our modern Valentine's Day - o ne, who used to unite, against the church, love-lorn couples, and another who had fallen at least spiritually for the jailers' daughter, sending her love notes until he was put to death for similarly sentimental and contradictory aims against the church.
Today, as we cut out hearts and glue o n paper lace and sequins, remember this long ago Saint who deserved far better in life.
He stand now for Love.
Make it Universal Love, love everyone! 
And make it Divine!
Love Every Being!

Save a life for Valentine's Day!

Save lives EVERY day!
Go Vegan!
Be Loving!

Be Lovely!


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