The two most popular name analysis systems are based on Pythagorean and Chaldean Numerology. The Pythagorean System was developed by Pythagoras, a Greek mathematician. The Chaldean method of name analysis is a more complex system, sometimes called Mystic Pythagorean Numerology, pre-dates the Pythagorean System. This site uses the Pythagorean System of numerology analysis to obtain readings on names.
Who was Pythagoras? Pythagoras, a Greek mathematician known as "the father of numbers" who lived in the late 6th century BC. The Pythagorean Theorem is Pythagoras' most famous mathematical contribution. The Pythagorean Theorem states that the square of the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of those of the other two other sides. Pythagoras was also famous as an expert on the fate of the immortal soul after death, who believed in reincarnation and was viewed as an expert on religious ritual. He divided people into nine characteristic types, the numbers of which are still used today.
The earliest known systematic cult based on the rule of numbers was Pythagorean system in which specific numbers were invested with mystical properties. Pythagorean Numerology is centred around the belief believed that numbers were the basis of the entire universe, which ran on numerical harmony. Ideas relating to Pythagorean numerology were a mixture of the numerical features of musical sounds and mysticism. Numbers were associated with names for mystical purposes.
The Symbolism and meaning of numbers in Pythagorean Numerology
In this method of Numerology all even numbers were female, all odd numbers male. The symbolism and meaning of numbers in Pythagorean Numerology was as follows:
Number 1 was the symbol of unity. In the system, where odd numbers were male and even numbers female, the number 1 was neither. Number 1 was considered it to be the source of all numbers because adding many 1s together created many other whole numbers.
Number 2 was the symbol of basic dualities such as male/female, yin/yang, yes/no, alive/dead, left/right etc
Number 3 was the symbol of magic and mysticism. Three is featured in folk law and fairytales using such terms as three wishes, three bears and even included in Macbeth by William Shakespeare in the guise of the three witches
Number 4 was the symbol of order in the world such as the four seasons and the four elements of fire, water, earth and air
Number 5 was the symbol of life and marriage
Number 6 was considered the perfect number. In mathematics 6 is both the sum (1 + 2 + 3) and the product (1 × 2 × 3) of the first three numbers.
Number 7 was considered a lucky number and relate to the seven liberal arts
Number 8 was a symbol of heaven and happiness
Number 9 was a symbol of death, pain and sadness
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