This post is brought to you by Mel and the Number Five.
Five is a very interesting number with a lot of history.
Five is the third prime number. It is also a Fibonacci number.
Pentagrams were used symbolically in ancient Greece and Babylonia, and are used today as a symbol of faith by Wiccans, similar to the Christian use of the cross and Jewish Star of David. The pentagram has magical associations, and many people who practice Neopagan faiths wear jewelry incorporating the symbol. The pentagram also has associations with Freemasonry and a number of other belief systems.
Da Vinci represented the human form as the "Vitruvian Man" in the shape of a pentagram.
Five appears repeatedly in the human species -
We have five senses - taste, touch, sight, sound, and smell.
Five fingers on each hand, five toes on each foot, five appendages radiating from the trunk (arms, legs, head.)
According to Artistotle, there are five classic elements - water, earth, air, fire, and ether (spirit).
Which is all sufficient to make 5 a very important number.
On a more personal level...
There are five letters in my first name.
I was born in the fifth month of the year.
This year I will celebrate the big FIVE-oh!
I currently have five albums in my Library of Memories Collection.
But most important of all...
There are five people in my immediate family. And to me that is the most important five of all!
(Note - this photo is from 2004 - we really need to get a new family photo done!)
How does the number five play in your life?
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