Number 3

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Meaning of Number 3

 

Three is the number of good fortune.

The Pythagoreans taught that the number three was the first true number.

Three is the first number that forms a geometrical figure – the triangle.

Three was considered the number of harmony, wisdom and understanding.

Three is the number of time:

Past Present Future

Birth Life Death

Beginning Middle End

Three is the number of the divine.

Three is a sacred number in many religions.

In ritual many actions are preformed three times.

Number of Magic

We are all familiar with the expression “third time lucky”.

In fairy tales three is often the magical number.

Heroes and heroines are often offered three choices or three tests. They overcome difficulties on the third try.

Ethical Principles

In Zoroastrianism there are three ethical principles

 Humata
 Hukhta
Huveshta
to think good to speak good to act good

 


Muslim Divorce

 

Under Muslim law a man can divorce his wife by repeating the phrase

“I divorce thee” three times.

 

 

 

Utopian City

Plato divided his Utopian city into three populations: Laborers – Guardians (warriors) – Philosophers (rulers)

The Borromeam Rings

The three Borromeam Rings are three rings that are interlocked.

If any single ring is removed, the two remaining rings will fall apart.

This has been used as a symbol of “strength in unity” for centuries in many parts of the world.

The symbol of the three rings that are interlocked is also known as “The Tripod of Life”. Christians may use “The Tripod of Life” to symbolize the Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Nobel Peace Prize

On the Nobel Peace Prize Medal there is engraved a picture of three naked men. The inscription reads: Pro pace et fraternitate gentium, translated ” For the peace and brotherhood of men”. The medal was designed by Gustav Vigeland.

Valknut

Valknut-SymbolThe symbol of three interlocked triangles is called Valknut.

It was used in Viking times as a symbol for the slain dead.

Valknut is associated with the Norse god Odin.

The Vikings believed Odin would protect the dead warriors who died in his name.

They believed they would spend their afterlife in Valhalla belonging to Odin.

The name means “Knot of the Slain”.

Primary Colors

Only three primary colors are needed to mix most other colors; red, yellow and blue.  

Lies

According to Benjamin Disraeli (British Prime Minister, 1804-1881) there are three degrees of lies:  

Lies – Damned Lies – Statistics

Anniversary

In the Western world, leather traditionally marks the third year anniversary.

The Triple Goddess

The Triple Moon/The Triple Goddess. It shows her three aspects as maiden, mother and crone. Often used by Wicca.

 

Astrology and the Tarot

Gemini is the third astrological sign of the Zodiac. (May 21 – June 21)

Number three is the number of Jupiter. Number three is lucky for Sagittarius.

In the Tarot, three is the card of the Empress.

The Empress stands for creation and growth. Reserved it warns of inaction.

 

The Shamrock

The Shamrock, the three-leaf clover, is a symbol of Ireland. Saint Patrick taught Christianity in Ireland.

He used the three-leaf cover to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity (The Father, Son and Holy Ghost) in Christianity. Saint Patrick died March 17, 461.

March 17 is celebrated as his feast day and named Saint Patrick’s Day.

 

 

The Leprechaun – Three Wishes

In Irish Folklore there is a saying;

If you catch a Leprechaun and set him free, the Leprechaun will grant you three wishes.

  

Petals of the Iris Flower

The iris flower was a symbol of power in ancient Egypt. It was often placed on scepters of rulers and kings. The three large petals of the iris flower symbolize:

 Faith  – Wisdom  – Courage

The iris flower is named after the Greek messenger goddess, Iris. She was also seen as the rainbow.

Iris flowers were planted on the graves of women. The ancient Greeks believed that the goddess Iris would lead the dead women to the Underworld.

Picture from Botanical Magazine, 1792

 

 

The Troika

The word “troika” is a Russian word for threesome, triplet or trio. A Troika is three-horse harnessed sledge.

Troika is also the name of a traditional Russian dance. The dancers dance in groups of three.

A Troika also means a committee consisting of three members.

During the rule of Stalin, the Troika was used to speed up the prosecutions of people accused of political crimes.

In that meaning a Troika consisted of three judges and replaced the normal legal system.

Lithograph (1819) artist: Aleksander Orlowski. The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

Three Grains

An old superstition from Britain states that it is lucky to find three whole grains in a loaf of bread.

Another bread superstition says it if you take three loaves of bread out of the oven at one time, a death of someone you know will occur within a year.

Rosetta Stone

The Three Languages of the Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone contains inscriptions in three languages: Demotic (Egyptian), Hieroglyphic and Classical Greek.

The Rosetta Stone helped reveal the secrets of Hieroglyphic writing. It is on display at the British Museum in London.

 

Dead Kings


Three English Kings have died in battle.

1. Harold II – October 14,1066

 2. Richard the Lionheart – April 6, 1199

 3. Richard III – August 22, 1485


 

 

Third President

Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. 1801 – 1809.

Jefferson was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence. He owned many hundred slaves. Jefferson passed a law in 1807 to abolish slave trade.

He was strongly against the Bank of America saying that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.

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Animals

The octopus has three hearts.

Camels have three eyelids.

Cats have a third eyelid. It is called the haw.

 

Significance of Number 3 in Asia 

Number 3 in the Bible 

Number 3 in Mythology    

Number 3 in Greek Mythology

Number 3 in Norse Mythology

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  1. I have bn chanting to my goddess to help me out with this court case nd a new house move . nd the last to days I have bn getting nothing but the number 333 . everywhere . I read what the site had to offer but I’m kinda having trouble figuring out if my calling out has bn answered .

  2. The number 525 has taken over my life lately also my daughters everything we do or see has these numbers they total 3 when added we see them on car license plates receipt totals tv adds in the last two mo it has repeated so many times that it is getting scary this morning my daughter printed out her ledger totals at work and 525 is on the page 6 times she went back over the last six months no 525 until 2 wks ago now it is everywhere

  3. Three eagles soared / circled the sky above my car for a short distance while I was driving home.

  4. gotah jacob says:

    the number 3 has been repeating itself in my life.
    i was born on the 3rd of december 1991 on the third day of the week which is tuesday
    , and am the third born in my family. there is more to that but for now this is what i can write.
    i am very happy three is a good number and i thank GOD for that.

  5. Oh my god!! Number 3, the number of time, the number of rituals, ethical principles, the shamrock and how the animals have shown the importance of three, this so marvelous. Not only this, it has separate importance in Asia, Bible, Greek mythology and Norse mythology, which is just so shocking and at the same time, good to know. Your articles personify the numbers!

  6. Danielle Russell says:

    My grandmother before she past sent me blank card. All it had in it was the number 3 and $3. Then she sent me another card it said 3+3=6 and 3 more dollars. Then I came back from a trip and checked the mail and there was a card she sent right before she died and all it said was 3+3+3=9 and had 3 more dollars in it. She passed July 7th 2012. What does all this mean?

    • Did you not ask your grandmother after you received the first letter? Your grandmother sounds like she was a fantastic woman with great spirits! Who knows what her reasons were. Maybe you should ask someone who was close to her and knew her way of thinking. Let us know when you find out!

  7. over the past year the number 333 has been coming up at least every other day….i awake from sleep to look at the clock and it’s 3:33. several times throughout my work the numbers 333 come up (they just did again this morning – and yes…when I checked the clock to get ready for work – it was 3:33 AM). Just curious about any insight to this combination.

    Thanks

    • WOW! Three 3’s – that is awesome! Three is a beautiful number. That number is definitely auspicious. You must have tons of fortunate happenings heading your way! Your life simply must turn out extraordinary! Your dreams may come true when you least expect it.

      • Hello ,
        I ve dreamt of 3 babies on a bed. I m looking at them . . They are my sisters (in the dream and in real life she’s got 4. I ve not seen my sister in over 3 yeras in real life
        ) They are in good health but not agitated or crying nor smiling, kind of neutral. I dont hold them although i m not indifferent. They wear good clean white linen and embroidered lace. They dont seam fragile nor to need me or anyone. My sister is going to the bathroom and I hear a music. I feel sad as if she was not coming back which implied I would be in charge of the 3 babies…..In the dream there was my dad also.
        In real likfe and dream i m single..
        Any idea to help me intrepret ?

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