how did the shape of the heart come to be if it looks so different than an actual heart?

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how did the shape of the heart come to be if it looks so different than an actual heart?

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Nobody is quite sure, but there is speculation that the symbol comes from the shape of the seed pod of the now extinct silphium plant. This was used in ancient times as, among other things, an aphrodisiac which explains its present usage.

It looks kinda like a lady on all fours with her back turned to you. ❤️ it’s like an invitation