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Sri Yantra

The Sri Yantra is a diagram from Hindu tantra that forms nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from a central point. It represents the Goddess in her form of Shri Lalita, 'the beauty of the three worlds (Bhoo, Bhuva and Swa). Four isosceles triangles with the apices upwards represent Shiva, the Masculine, whereas, the five apices pointing downward represent Shakti, the Feminine. Representing a divine union.


It appears on various Germanic objects relating to death dating as far back as the 7th century. Believed to represent fury, intoxication and rage. It's thought to represent the Norse God Odin and/or Woden of Anglo-Saxon paganism. 

Woden is the name origin behind Wednesday.

Compass Needle

I combined the isosceles example of the golden ratio to form a compass needle. The compass was invented in China between the 2nd century BCE and 1st century AD. They were first made of iodestone, a naturally magnetised ore of iron. 

Ancient Chinese people found that if suspended to turn freely it would always face the direction of the magnetic poles.

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