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Numerology is any belief of a divine or mystical relationship between a number and an event or property.

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What are the rules for constructing a gematria system?

I just asked on the history site, What are the origins of the various forms of Gematria? In this current post, I'm curious to know how these people in the past came up with these number systems for ...
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Is there any superstitious associations between the number eleven and evil?

We're all familiar with various superstitious ideas that consider the number 13 unlucky. But is there any such associations with the number 11? I've found Kabbalistic sources that connect the number ...
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Where does Marsilio Ficino write that all nations refer to God with a four-letter name?

I have seen quoted in the name of Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), also spelled Marcellus Ficin, that all nations of the world worship a God whose name is spelled with four letters. Does anybody know ...
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Why 1000 years and not 900 or 800 years for kitsune to ascend to heaven?

After reaching 1,000 years of age gaining its ninth tail, a kitsune turns a golden color, becoming a 'Tenko' (天狐 "heavenly fox"/"celestial fox"), the most powerful form of the kitsune, and then ...
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How did the importance attached to the number seven originate?

I was reading Why 7? on SFF, and it got me thinking. I know that there are plenty of occurrences of the number 7 (see for example Wikipedia), some for quite a long time, for example the seven deadly ...
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What is the importance of the number seven in mythology and religion?

Similar question Why is 12 such a holy number? 7 is one of the most important number in history. It would be hard to ignore : The seven days of the week The seven deadly sins The lucky 7 The seven ...
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Why is 12 such a holy number?

In many religions, such as the Greeks, the number 12 is considered holy and sacred for many generations. There are 12 main gods in Greek mythology, Odin had 12 sons in Norse mythology, 12 disicples of ...
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