as never-ending decimals...these ongoingrelationships hold the structural pattern orall numbers and shapes that ollow.”
he classical numbers 3, 4, 5 arerepresented in the very structure o thepyramid. he Great Pyramid o Giza wasbuilt in approximately 2560 BCE, at thetime o the Old Kingdom:
the number 3.
complete the number 5.”
The Egyptian Triangle
From this image the constantrelationships between the One, as the whole structure and 3-4-5 as its indivisiblecomponents are clearly shown. hesenumbers had a proound mystical symbolismthat becomes explicit in the explanationsrelated to the Pythagorean triangle.he Egyptian 3-4-5 triangle is irstdescribed by Plutarch in
Vol. V :“he upright, thereore, may be likenedto the male, the base to the emale, and thehypotenuse to the child o both, and so
[Osiris] may be regarded as the origin,
[Isis] as the recipient, and
[Horus] asperected result.”
he short side o the right angle triangleis named “Ausar,” which corresponds toOsiris, the Father. he longer side is named“Auset,” corresponding to Isis, the Mother. And inally, the hypotenuse is called “Heru,”or Horus, the Son.
hese names were assigned accordingto speciic criteria: the upright side (3) islikened to the “male,” the Father Osiris. hehorizontal base (4) is related to the “emale,”the Mother Isis, and the hypotenuse (5)corresponds to the Son, Horus. he irst isthe “origin,” the second is the “recipient,”and the Son is the “result.”
As Plutarch describes: “hree is the irstperect odd number: our is a square whoseside is the even number two; but ive is insome ways like to its ather, and in some ways like to its mother, being made up o three and two. And
, (all), is a derivativeo
(ive), and they speak o counting as‘numbering by ives.’ Five makes a squareo itsel.”
Pythagoras’s contribution (sixth century BCE) consisted in translating this concept
H. Spencer Lewis and the AMORC Egyptian Expeditionon the Giza Plateau, 1929. Photo rom the Rosicrucian Archives ©1929.Pythagorean riangle with Egyptian Attributions.Figures ©2007 by Je Dahl/Wikimedia Commons.