said: Although it is known, the origin of the heart symbol refers to many years before it is used on a daily basis to demonstrate affection. [/quote]
Often, they use words or phrases without knowing their meaning roughly, as in the case of the heart, an organ that is always associated with the sentimental side of human beings. Examples of this are found in phrases like "You broke my heart," although you know for sure that a lack of love is physically impossible for the heart to break. Still, the association made between heart and feelings cover a long period of history and it is interesting to know where did this relationship.
The heart and its relation to love
It is very difficult to find the reason why love is related to the heart. Many say it's because to find the beloved, the heart beating very strongly active. Others have gone through the typical episode of "butterflies" in your stomach, sweaty hands and pounding heart when you see your loved one. It is likely that in times where science could not answer many questions, he has begun to attach to the heart of the crush zone.
Others say that in antiquity it was believed the heart as the most important organ of the body about others, including the brain. From disease to feelings of happiness were to be governed by the heart and so it was essential to ensure that care for and was always good. Therefore, give someone the heart was practically give life.
The symbol of the heart
When love is done with a heart. It's strange to think that the real heart has no resemblance to the logo used, therefore many say that the symbol is merely an attempt to resemble the shape of the heart afresada real.
The heart throughout history The Catholic Church, meanwhile, says the first time that the heart shape was used is known as St. Margaret Mary Alacoque said he had a vision in the seventeenth century of a heart surrounded by thorns, thus giving shape to the command Sacred Heart.
A more accurate data points to Africa where the heart shape points to a now-extinct plant: the Silphium (also known as silphion) of the genus Ferula. At the time when this plant was one of its purposes was the birth of a course that is a herbal contraceptive. The plant became so important that the symbol is first spread pointing to sex, then love. The reasons why the plant is now extinct is unknown, the most likely indicates an overuse of it for different uses, ie it was harvested to extinction.
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