Number 3

Meaning of Number 3

Number 3 is the number of good fortune.Number 3

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.

Past Now FutureThree is the number of time:

Past Present Future

Birth Life Death

Beginning Middle End

Three is the number of the divine.

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Three is a sacred number in many religions.

In ritual many actions are preformed three times.

Three is the 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

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-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.  


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


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

The Triple Goddess

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

3 Empress Rider WaiteAstrology 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

Shamrock crossThe 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.

      leprechaunThe 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

iris 3 pedalsThe 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

Troika OrlowskiThe 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

Rosetta StoneThe 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 Presidential CoinThomas 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.  


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


  1. I was born in 1993, am the third child of my parents and my telephone number ends with three. What does it mean please?


  3. unnamed player

    The number 3 must be something like synthesis of 1 and 2, it is middle of that numbers. Sound “r” in our alphabets relate to number three. It is gReen light in spectrum, terra herzs. It is middle of two worlds, of 1 and 2, and 1 and 5. Trefoils have three leaves for example, because it is 100% earth plant, there is little, dwarf, trefoil must relate something to metals.
    Three it is manifested life from that earthcore, our planet is third, it is middle of begining “z-1” and end “p-5″………

  4. So one of my shadows came to me in the middle of the night and referred to my friend as “Number three”. They have been targeted by the shadow people before, and now this. I have no clue what it’s about. I told them about the shadow calling them “number three” and told them what the shadow said which was “Number three wants you to cuddle with her.” and gestured to my friend. Then [my friend] said “How did they know I wanted you to cuddle with me?” I said “They know everything.” So I’m wondering what that was about and why they were called “Number three.” and also why they referred to them as a “she” when their preferred pronouns are they/them.

  5. My birthday is 3/3
    I have 3children their birthdays are
    1/31, 3/1, 10/3
    My husband is 3/31
    I’m interested in the significance of this.
    Thank you.

  6. My birthday is 3/3
    I have 3children their birthdays are
    1/31, 3/1, 10/3
    My husband is 3/31
    I’m interested in the significance of this.
    Thank you.

  7. I was born on 03/03/1993 ….does it signify anything?

    • I was born in 03/03/53……my address is 603….my phone number is **3-*339….we have 3 children…. I am the third child of my parents….I could go on!! Yes, I believe our 3’s mean very much in our lives!!

  8. hello,
    last night in my dream a large orb flashed (or bounced) around me 3 times. It was so bright i thought for a moment it was the tv on but it was not. The light bounced around and then went away. I have been getting the number 3 in so many different ways over the last 2 months. I woke up at 3:13 when the light came. Is death coming for me soon?

    • Three is the number for the divine trinity; the father the son and the holy spirit. Perhaps what you saw was a revelation, events will unfold as they will, and no one truly has access to their own future but through their own creation. The number three is so prevalent in our lives because it is one of the most human numbers there is, the number for the creation of life. You saw this at the time when the veil is very much so apparent, a brilliant flash of light, light that could only come from our divine maker. So then it is only to be a bringer of good news and positivity in your life. God bless, I hope you find peace in these words.

  9. I’m in the process of renovating my home every night since we started renovation I started to wake up at around 3 am in the morning, I’m wondering what this means. My friends were telling me it’s the witching hours and I heed to bless my home, it is really making me afraid and crazy trying to figure it out..

    • Have you ever wondered why so many people have talked about objects moving by themselves, anything ranging from to the trademark Hollywood haunted dolls to an everyday dinner fork, just up and moving as if they have a mind of their own? Inatimate objects have a bad habit of being animated these days! Well, oddities such a these happen because these everyday objects serve as tools that entities from the other side can latch on to.”The witching hour” or “haunting hour” is a time frame in a day that generally occurs between the times 3:00am- 6:00am. The veil between our plane of existence and the other side is fairly thin, but entities are more able to “travel between dimentions” , so to speak, when the atmosphere is thick with helpful dew they can attach themselves to. It is OK to be afraid of these entities, as we have barely any knowledge of them, but if indeed you feel as if you are being haunted, look into it; to reassure yourself once and for all. God bless, good luck, and may the force be with you!!

  10. I have been praying for a sincere wife over the past five years.Three months ago something mystical happened.l saw a lady’s face displayed on the wall which l usually face to pray.ln the picture number 3 in displayed on the mouth of the lady.The picture is very clear and whoever enters my room sees it.Anytime my friends asked me about this picture,l always find it difficult to explain it to them.ln case you want to see the picture,l will send it to you.please help me know the meaning of this beautiful picture on my wall

  11. My daughter will be 3 years old tomorrow. She was born 3/30/13 at 3:10pm. She has 2 older brothers, making her the 3rd child. I want to know what it all means…

    • Happy birthday to your precious daughter!
      What it means! She is born under a lucky star. She is blessed. Her life must be a success filled with love and wishes fulfilled! Give her a huge warm and happy birthday hug!

    • My daughter was born on 6.03 am on June 18 2006 (18/06/06) and it is all related to the number 3.
      What does that mean?

  12. Last night I saw the number 77 in the sky and afterwards they showed me a square and the number 4 and the number 3 . As I was reading your blog for meaning I read that 4 is related to the emperor and right away I remember seeing my brother with this card in another dream. What is the meaning of this dream .

  13. When I close my eyes I see three rings made out of diamonds and connected to each other, Everytime I’m making love to my mate, what do it mean?

  14. A couple years ago, I noticed that the number “3” appeared to have been burnt into my floor. I don’t remember noticing it as a child and my house has never been on fire. I’m not sure what that means or how to interpret it.

    • possibly demonic they love to mock the trinity i used to be possessed and i have a roman numeral three burned on my chest i have been exorcised luckily but it might be nothing but this has been my experience with anything like this

  15. jesse friedman

    Im writing a book. Anyway i can use the number three as a symbol?

    • Congratulations on writing a book! That sounds exciting.

      Are you referring to the picture of number three? If you think the picture of number 3 will be a good choice for your book you may want to check out fotolia. com.

      I purchased the picture from fotolia. Choose the resolution/size you need. It does not cost much. By purchasing the picture from fotolia you will have all the legal rights to use the picture as you please.

      Good luck with your book!

  16. As far as St. Patrick goes, he did not die on the 17th. We celebrate him on the 17th because Historians are not sure if he was born on the 8th or 9th of March, so they combined the two and made his holiday the 17th.

    • I for one did not know that. That is an interesting piece of information. Thank you for clearing this up. I suspect many just assume that the 17th was the day Saint Patrick died, though your explanation makes a lot more sense.

  17. I woke up one day and found three interlocking circles on my finger printed in blue ink. What’s does this mean?

  18. 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 .

  19. 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

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. Danielle Russell

    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!

      • What a wonderful Story.. I love a poetic gesture from a Grandmother..It’s like living ” The Secret Garden” . …. 🙂

    • if three was significant to her maybe she was trying to pass tht along to you. 3 x 3 is the only equation where all numbers equal out to 3 no meter how you try to manipulate it. check into mathematics and triginomerty. there is a reson she passed it along tho forshure.

      • forgot to explain the 3 x 3 thing so 3 x 3 =9, 9 divided by 1 is three, 9 + 1=10 , ten divided by 3 is 3.3333333333333333333 infinity so there you go

    • If you look at her death date, seventh month, seventh day, on the year of mayan calendar end which represented itself in 7 stages. 7 is the number of the Almighty, and it has been sent in three. Both are holy numbers, and by that standard, your grandmother blessed you and your family.

  24. 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.


    • 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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