Table of contents – number 6
- Meaning of number 6
- Number 6 is a perfect number
- Nummer 6 Fun Facts
- Number 6 in astrology and tarot
- June, the sixth month
- The sixth president
- The first miracle of Jesus
- The 6 wives of King Henry XIII
- National Day of the Sami
- The Six Objects of Gleipnir - Norse Mythology
- Sonnet 6 by William Shakespeare
- Number 6 in Judaism
- Buddhism: Samsara - The Wheel of Life
Meaning of number 6
The number 6 is a symbol of completeness.
Number 6 symbolizes beauty and high ideals.
Number 6 is a perfect number
The Pythagoreans recognized the number 6 as the first perfect number.
In mathematics, a perfect number is when all the divisors (except the number itself) are added together, the sum is equal to the number itself. 1+2+3=6
Also, if you include the number itself and divide by two, the result is the number itself. (1+2+3+6)/2 = 6
Perfect numbers are rare. The ancient Greeks knew four perfect numbers: 6 - 28 - 496 - 8,128. Perfect numbers have fascinated mathematicians throughout historymore perfect numberswas discovered.
“Six is an in itself perfect number, not because God created all things in six days; rather the convert is true that God created all things in six days because the number is perfect.” Augustine (The City of God)
Nummer 6 Fun Facts
Number 6 is the lucky symbol, the highest number on the dice.
Sugar or candy marks the six year anniversary in western tradition.
The number 6 is the symbol of Venus, the goddess of love.
"The sixth sense" refers to extrasensory perception (ESP). It is also common to use the phrase "the sixth sense" when referring to hunch or instinct.
Massachusetts was the sixth state in the United States. (February 6, 1788)
The number 6 is the atomic number for carbon.
There are six players in 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 honeycomb, the cells are six-sided.
Number 6 in astrology and tarot
Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac. (23 August – 22 September)
Number 6 is the number of Venus. Number six brings luck for Libra and Taurus.
In the tarot, six is the lover's card
The lovers, of course, symbolize everything to do with the heart; Love and also inner peace and harmony.
Conversely, it warns of separation or temptation.
June, the sixth month
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 tutelary 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 see the month of June as an auspicious time to get married.
Each Braille cell consists of six dots; two columns consisting of three dots on each side. Different dots are increased to indicate different letters.
The Braille system is used by the blind to read and write.
The sixth president
John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States. 1825 -1829.
He was the son of John Adams, who2nd President. John Quincy Adams worked hard to abolish slavery and the slave trade. He owned no slaves.
He was the first President to be photographed.
The first miracle of Jesus
In the Bible, according to the Gospel of John, Jesus performed his first miracle at Cana.
At a wedding, six stone jars were filled with water.
Jesus turned the water into wine. (John 2:6-9)
The 6 wives of King Henry XIII
King Henry VIII of England (June 28, 1491 – January 28, 1547) had six wives.
|Catherine of Aragon||Divorced. Mother of the future Queen Mary (Bloody Mary)|
|Anne Boleyn||decapitated. Mother of the future Queen Elizabeth I|
|Jane Seymour||Died after birth. Mother of the future King Edward VI.|
|Anna of Cleves||Occur|
|Katharina Howard||decapitated. Anne Boleyn's first cousin|
|Katharina Parr||survived She died in 1548. Henry VIII was her third husband. She married a fourth time after his death.|
Maria Stuartwas only six days old when she became Queen of Scotland. She was beheaded during the reign of Elizabeth I. Her son James VI and I succeeded Elizabeth I.
National Day of the Sami
February 6th is the Sami National Day.
The Sami are the indigenous people of northern Europe, mainly in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
The Six Objects of Gleipnir - Norse Mythology
Gleipnir was the name of the super-strong leash used to hold the terrible Fenrir wolf. The Fenrir wolf was one of the monstrous children of the trickster god Loki. The dwarves had made this extraordinary leash.
The Fenrir Wolf only agreed to try the leash when 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 elements:
1. The sound of a cat running
2. A woman's beard
3. The roots of a mountain
4. A bear's tendons
5. The breath of a fish
6. A bird's spit
The Vikings explained that Gleipnir was the reason these six items no longer existed. The Fenrir Wolf will not break away from Gleipnir before Ragnarok (the end of the world).
At Ragnarok, the Fenrir wolf will slay the supreme god Odin.
Sonnet 6 by William Shakespeare
Number 6 in Judaism
The Star of David - Magen David
The Star of David, or Magen David as it is known, has become a universal symbol of Judaism.
It is the most popular and recognized symbol of Judaism and the Jewish people today.
Magen David means "Shield of David".
There is no evidence that the Star of David had anything to do with King David.
The symbol has also been associated with Solomon. Jewish mystics began using the symbol in the 16th century.
In the seventeenth century the Star of David began to appear on synagogues.
The Zionist movement adopted the Star of David as its emblem at the end of the 19th century.
Today we find Magen David on the flag of Israel.
The Red Magen David is the equivalent of the Red Cross.
It was officially recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in 2006.
The Passover Seder Plate
The Seder is celebrated on the first night of Passover. The word Seder means "order."
During the meal, the order in the Haggadah is followed.
Any person can receive the book/pamphlet called Haggadah. This makes it easy to follow the ritual while eating.
Haggadah comes from the Hebrew word "to tell". At the Seder, the story of the exodus from slavery in Egypt is told.
On the table is a plate with six symbolic objects.
These items are pointed out during the meal as they follow the Haggadah and tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt.
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The six symbolic items of the Seder plate:
Bitter herbs symbolizing the bitterness and hardship the Jews endured as slaves in Egypt.
Many Jews like to mix freshly grated horseradish with boiled turnips and sugar.
Typical romaine lettuce, the roots taste bitter.
A sweet, brown, pebbly mix that is the mortar used to build the houses of Egypt.
Some may use chopped nuts, grated apples, cinnamon, and sweet red wine.
A different vegetable than herbs. Parsley is widespread and represents spring.
The vegetables are immersed in salt water. This symbolizes the tears of the Hebrew slaves in Egypt.
Roasted lamb or goat shank bone, chicken wings or chicken neck.
This symbolizes a lamb sacrificed in the Temple of Jerusalem.
A hard-boiled egg, a reminder of life that transcends death.
Buddhism: Samsara - The Wheel of Life
Samsara or the Wheel of Life are the six spheres of existence in which all are trapped.
Everyone is reborn after death in a higher or lower state depending on their karma, good and bad deeds.
The only way to break out of samsara is to become enlightened.
|beings in hell||Hell is divided into hot and cold hell. Hot Hell is for those who committed crimes in the heat of the moment. Cold Hell is for those who have committed calculating crimes. Both hells are cruel.|
|hungry ghosts||You have a huge appetite. They have long necks and small mouths. They're constantly starving.|
|Animals||They are ignorant and their behavior is dictated by their instincts. The animals only take care of the basic needs.|
|Asuras||The rebel gods. They are demigods and can be both good and very evil. They are full of envy and constantly at war.|
|People||They are both good and evil.|
|Deva||They have godlike powers. They live in a place of extreme luxury and little suffering. Selfish pride can keep them from enlightenment. They, too, are bound in samsara and grow old and die.|