Hearts and flowers, romance and ribbons, saints and angels — massacres, whippings, sacrifice and sinners, all in the name of love, love, love! Many legends surround the origins of the clearly carnal celebration known as St. Valentine’s Day. In ancient Rome they feted the feast of Lupercalia, with the high priest sacrificing goat and dog. The noble youths of the day ran naked through the city with pelts of the slain animals. Young women waited giddily to be struck, believing that the ritual would increase their fertility. Later that day, a lottery took place randomly pairing young couples. Well, isn’t that romantic.