Where does the ♥ shape come from as it doesn't even look like a human heart & so how does any of..
this actually relate to love?
The ancients used to believe that thoughts originated in the heart, not the brain, so love, like the other emotions were associated with the heart. The heart is an ugly thing, what we imagine as the heart shape is more artistically appealing.
Consider this - if you hold your hands out in front of you and put just the tips of your two index fingers together and stare straight ahead - then raise your hands upwards with your fingers still together until your fingers almost disappear from view (you have to keep staring straight ahead) - then move your fingers apart and draw the outline of where your fingers almost disappear in a 'circle' all around you (staring straight ahead all the time) and bring your fingers back together down at the bottom of the 'circle' - you should notice that it is not a circle at all but a 'heart' shape and that is the shape you see when you look at the world (rather complicated to explain but easy to do :-))
I'm not sure where it originally came from, but it does look a bit like the outline of two human hearts put together if you do it just right...at least, that's where I decided it came from when I was little, and stuck with that .
i heard a rumour once that the love heart shape first originated from a female bending over (as odd as it sounds)
the shape this then makes from any stood behind looks like a love heart
though i admit i have no idea if this is true, but it supposed to be one of the earliest interpretations
This shape goes way back... It has been said that the seed of a silphium plant from ancient classical days of antiquity is thought from where the origination of the shape of the heart comes from. It was used as a possible contraceptive and many other medicinal purposes as well!
I always wondered why people thought the heart is where love comes from but never really considered why the heart shape is what it is
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