Valentine's Tag Origin of the herz shape

harold posted on Feb 10, 2007 at 03:04PM
The traditional "heart shape" - two curved lobes tapering to a point at the bottom - has an unclear origin, possibly coming to us from several differing sources. Here are some popular theories, roughly organized in chronological order of their appearance:

* a representation of female genitalia
* a medieval attempt to represent what the scientifically-unknown heart organ looked like
* a representation of the imprint that a lipstick kiss makes on a piece of paper

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Vor mehr als einem Jahr randomchicky456 said…
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