# Meaning of Number 6

The number six is a symbol of completeness.

Six symbolizes beauty and high ideals.

## A Perfect Number

The Pythagoreans acknowledged six to be the first perfect number.

In mathematics a perfect number is when all the numbers divisors (excluding the number itself) are added, the sum equals the number itself. 1+2+3=6

In addition when including the number itself and dividing by two the result is the number itself. (1+2+3+6)/2 = 6

Perfect numbers are rare. The Ancient Greeks recognized four perfect numbers: 6 – 28 – 496 – 8,128. Throughout history perfect numbers have fascinated mathematicians and more perfect numbers have been discovered.

”Six is a number perfect in itself, not because God created all things in six days; rather, the convert is true God created all things in six days because the number is perfect.” Saint Augustine (The City of God)

Six is the symbol of luck, the highest number of the dice.

Sugar or candy marks the sixth year anniversary in western tradition.

The number six is the symbol of Venus, the goddess of love.

Picture to the right:

Venus Anadyomene by Titian. 1525. National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

“The sixth sense” refers to extra sensory perception (ESP). It is also common to use the phrase “the sixth sense” when meaning hunch or instinct.

Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac.  (August 23 – September 22)

Number six is the number of Venus. Number six is lucky for Libra and Taurus.

In the Tarot, six is the card of the Lover

The Lovers naturally symbolizes anything to do with the heart; love and also inner peace and harmony.

Reversed it warns of separation or temptation.

## June

June is the sixth month.

June is named after Juno.

Juno was the queen goddess in Roman mythology.

She was married to Jupiter. Juno was the patron goddess of the Roman Empire.

Her equivalent in Greek mythology was Hera.

Juno was also the patroness of marriage.

This may explain why so many consider the month of June to be a favorable time to get married.

The picture is of Juno and Jupiter by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609)

## Braille

Every Braille cell is made up of six dots; two columns consisting of three dots on each side. Various dots are raised to specify different letters.

The Braille system is used by the blind to read and write.

## Sixth President

John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States. 1825 -1829.

He was the son of John Adams, the 2nd President. John Quincy Adams worked hard for the abolition of slavery and the slave trade. He did not own slaves.

He was the first president to be photographed.

Massachusetts was the sixth state of the United States. (February 6, 1788)

The number 6 is the atomic number for carbon.

There are six players on a volleyball team and an ice hockey team.

The standard flute has six holes.

The standard guitar has six strings.

Insects have six legs.

In the beehive honeycomb, the cells are six-sided.

## First Miracle

In the Bible, according to the Gospel of John, Jesus preformed his first miracle in Cana.

At a wedding six stone jars were filled with water.

Jesus turned the water into wine. (John 2:6-9)

## The Wives of King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII of England (June 28, 1491 – January 28, 1547) had six wives.

 Catherine of  Aragon Divorced. Mother of future Queen Mary   (Bloody Mary) Anne Boleyn Beheaded. Mother of future Queen Elizabeth I. Jane Seymour Died after childbirth. Mother of future King Edward VI. Anne of Cleves Divorced Catherine Howard Beheaded. First cousin of Anne Boleyn Catherine Parr Survived. She died in 1548. Henry VIII was her third husband. She married a fourth time after his death.

Mary Stuart was only six days old when she became Queen of Scotland. She was beheaded under the reign of Elizabeth I. Her son James VI and I succeeded Elizabeth I.

## Sami National Day

February 6th is the Sami National Day.

The Sami people are the indigenous people of northern Europe, mainly in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

The Sami flag

## The Six Items of Gleipnir – Norse Mythology

Gleipnir was the name of the super strong leash used to hold the dreadful Fenrir Wolf. The Fenrir Wolf was one the monstrous children of the trickster god Loki. The dwarfs had made this extraordinary leash.

The Fenrir Wolf only agreed to try the leash if Tyr put his hand in his mouth. The wolf bit off the right hand of the god Tyr. Tyr gave his name to Tuesday. Gleipnir consisted of six items:

1. The sound of a cat walking

2. The beard of a woman

3. The roots of a mountain

4. The sinews of a bear

5. The breath of a fish

6. The spit of a bird

The Vikings explained that the Gleipnir was the reason these six items no longer existed. The Fenrir Wolf will not break loose from Gleipnir before Ragnarok (the end of the world).

At Ragnarok the Fenrir Wolf will kill the chief god Odin.

The Wheel of Life in Buddhism

Significance of number 6 in Judaism