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What does the number three symbolize?i know this much about the three...three toed...

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lukkytay | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 24, 2009 at 11:41 AM via web

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What does the number three symbolize?

i know this much about the three...three toed sloth, three religions, three animals on the boat with him...i know that in christianity there are the three wise men, but other than that i am clueless...

i'm asking this question because my honors english class is doing a persuaive report on Life of Pi and i'm trying to get some new ideas before the rough draft is due...thanks!

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stkd | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted October 1, 2009 at 8:46 AM (Answer #1)

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Three is considered a powerful number in numerology, Christianity, and several other world religions.  Also in Christianity there is the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Three is meant to symbolize wholeness or completeness.  In math it is also a prime number and cannot be divided or broken apart in any way.

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