February 11, 2017 AT 12:30 am

The Origin of the Heart Symbol #SaturdayMorningCartoons


How did that strange red thing on playing cards come to represent the mass of valves and muscle that is the human heart? And how did the heart come to symbolize love in the first place? Here’s the complete history, including cave paintings, Egyptian death rites, and coinage — via SymbolIX



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