Hearts are the symbol of love and affection. There are various types and colors of hearts and they have different meanings. For example, a wounded heart means lovesickness.
Some of you may be curious why the heart is the symbol of love. In this post, we will discuss the history behind this symbol. Some decades ago, some people believed that this was not a heart but a picture of the ivy leaves. Those leaves mean fidelity.
1. A Heart-Shaped Plant
The ancient Greeks and Romans used to have this heart-shaped plan to be birth control. Some used it for cough syrup and food flavoring. This plant was popular among ancient writers and poets because of its contraceptive power.
As time goes by, that heart-shaped plant becomes Valentine’s heart. This plant is called silphium.
2. Medieval Anatomy Drawing
Some scholars argued about this symbol. They believed that this symbol came from the writings of Galen and Aristotle (a philosopher), which was the human heart. It contains three chambers with a small dent (in the middle).
It is not arguably because a human’s heart is associated with emotion and affection.
3. During Renaissance
During the Renaissance, this symbol of the heart was popular for religious arts. And this heart symbol is used until modern days, especially every Valentine’s Day.
Today, in this modern-day, a heart symbol varies. There are lots of heart symbols, such as the ones for kids (with cute animations), the ones for youngsters with polka dots, etc.
Modern people have more complete sources to decide which symbol to show. So, to show some love according to the hobby and age of the receivers, we can customize them. Just like the following printable coloring sheets below, you will find various themes and details.
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