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# The Triangle

 The triangle represents the sacred Trinity. The apex pointing upward stands for the ascent to heaven, fire, and the active male principle. When the apex is pointed downwards, it symbolizes grace pouring from heaven, water, and the passive female principle (Taoist spirit of the valley). Two equilateral triangles, one with apex up and the other down, represents fire & water— superimposed so as to form a 6-pointed star (Solomon's seal or the Judaic Star of David), and is used as a symbol of the human soul. Triangle Page Links: Infoseek found 241,207 pages containing the word “triangles”. Explore the Pyramids— http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/ (NOVA Online Adventure to the Great Pyramids of Egypt) View from Top of Khufu's Pyramid— http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/khufutoplo.html (360º panoramic viewing using QuickTime Virtual Reality) Why the angles of a triangle add up to 180º— http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/problems/unknown4.17.96.html (Math Forum: Ask Dr. Math) Pascal's Triangle— http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/jbaer/classes/blaise/blaise.html (Explore interesting numerical patterns in the Pascal's Triangle) Pythagorean Theorem— http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~eww6n/math/PythagoreanTheorem.html (by Eric W. Weisstein, Astronomy Dept., University of Virginia) The Bermuda Triangle— http://icarus.cc.uic.edu/~jdrege1/toby/triangle/tri.html (Attack on pseudo-scientific publications of the Bermuda Triangle) Bermuda Triangle Fact Sheet— http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq8-1.htm (FAQ prepared by U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters & Naval Historical Center) Tholos Tomb in Argolis, Greece (circa 1300 BC)— http://pages.map.com/~bobl/sdance.htm (Entrance showing post & lintel construction with relieving triangle above)

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