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SUPERSTITION:  NUMBER SEVEN


Description: The number 7 is a lucky number.

Origin: Ancient

The number Seven has enjoyed acclaim as the Western world's luckiest number for thousands of years. The followers of the Greek philosopher Pythagoras called it the perfect number, because it was the sum of three and four, which represented the triangle and the square. But Seven's success seems mainly to have come from its association with the classical structure of the heavens - the sun, the moon, and the five major planets. Many ancient religion adopted the number for their pantheons - the Egyptians had seven main gods, and the Persians seven sacred horses.

Seven also figures strongly in the Old Testament: the seven days of creation; seven years of plenty and seven years of famine in Pharaoh's dream; and the walls of Jericho, which fell on the seventh day after seven priests with seven trumpets marched around the city seven times.


 

NUMBER SEVEN - WORLD'S LUCKIEST NUMBER
 

NUMBER SEVEN - WORLD'S LUCKIEST NUMBER




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Note: These superstitions were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website: Stuart Macfarlane )

and Tom Metcalfe (Website: Constructive Resonance

 

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