I thought I would have a look at St Valentine and then got side tracked by Cupid’s own love story. This is the first page of my letter this week. If you would like to sign up to get the complete, illustrated three-page letter (for free) in your email each week, click here.

The two separate pictures were taken from an illustration of ‘The Lupercalian Festival in Rome’. From the workshop of Adam Elsheimer, late 16th Century.
Cupid and Personifications of Fertility (on the left side) encounter the Priests called Luperci, who dressed as dogs and goats (on the right side).