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Recently, I’ve developed a strange love. Out of everything in the world I can be intrigued by, such as cute animals, nature, or unusual facts about Germany, this time, my love happens to involve a simple geometric shape.

A triangle.

An equilateral triangle, to be exact.

In symbolic terms, the triangle can represent everything from the holy trinity, to creativity, harmony, illumination, to popular triads such as “spirit, mind, body,” “love, truth, wisdom,” and “past, present, future.” And I guess maybe threesomes as well.

On a physical scale, the triangle is most commonly found in pyramid structures. For thousands of years, the pyramids used to be the largest structures in the world – no doubt the most popular being the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Pyramids were considered to be a form of “resurrection machine,” as the Egyptians built them as a gateway to the heavens above. As the tip of the pyramid pointed toward the sky, it was believed that the soul of the buried Pharaoh would launch into the abode of gods.

While we may think of pyramids as being strictly Egyptian, they can actually be found all over the world. Here’s a few popular examples. How many have you visited?

Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico
A modern pyramid: the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France
Brihadeeswarar Temple in India
Karlsruher Pyramid in Germany
Pyramid of Hellinikon, Greece
and of course…The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

image sources: wikipedia, chicline.com

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6 Comments

  1. September 29, 2011 / 5:40 am

    Interesting post! I love your blog. Its enlightens me 🙂

  2. September 29, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    Never realized that! Great thinking! Makes me want to get a triangle glass jar for the sand ritual for my wedding ceremony…

  3. September 30, 2011 / 6:08 am

    Haven't actually visited ANY of them – but that's the magic of blogging! I feel like I HAVE visited them through your post!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. October 3, 2011 / 12:23 am

    globalcitizensam – thanks! i feel honoured. it's good to be enlightened 🙂

    nomadicbark – you definitley should!

    Red Nomad Oz – that's true! and your blog makes me feel like I'm back in Australia!

  5. October 5, 2011 / 2:50 pm

    Threesome came in to my mind as well! lol. In most of the cases in defines a hierarchy in a religious/social form.

    Great Article Michelle!

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