The Masque of the
Reminder: A symbol is an object or image that
represents a feeling, thought, idea, or concept.
A flag represents a country.
A dove represents peace.
Red can represent blood, violent passion, sacrifice,
and disorder (which it represents depends upon
the context of what you’re reading)
White represents purity and innocence
In general, the number seven has several
implications in Western Culture. Here are a few:
In the Hebrew, seven ([b'v, - Sheh'-bah) is from a root word
meaning to be complete or full.
The number 7 is often considered lucky, and it has a definite
mystique, perhaps because it is a prime number—that is, it cannot
be obtained by multiplying two smaller numbers together…but it can
also be associated with bad luck…breaking a mirror is seven years
bad luck, etc.
7 Days of the week - (Sun-day, Moon-day, Tiw’s-day, Woden’s-day,
Thor’s-day, Frigg’s-day, Saturn-day).
Tiw was a Norse god of war, parallel to Mars in role but to Zeus in
Frigg was the Old English version of Frea (or Freya)
wife of Woden (= Odin).
The sum of the spiritual 3 and the material 4 is 7.
In medieval education, students pursued the trivium
(grammar, rhetoric, and logic) and the quadrivium
(music, arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy), a total of
seven subjects, collectively known as the liberal arts.
Pythagorean interest in the mathematical patterns in
music gives 7 a privileged role, for there are seven
distinct notes in the musical scale—corresponding
roughly to the white notes on a piano. Counting from 1,
the eighth note up the scale is the exceedingly
harmonious octave, which is how the name arose.
The Number 7 Symbolism –
as it relates to the story
7 Deadly Sins 7 Stages of Life
Sloth (laziness) Infant
Avarice (greed) School boy
Envy (jealousy) Lover
Gluttony (excess) Soldier
Pride Back to child
Blue – Water, coolness, wisdom & sky
Purple – Royalty & Power
Green – Nature, Growth, Life, Hope
Orange – Mid-day, high noon of existence,
harvest, fire & destruction
White – Purity
Violet – Memory, knowledge
Black – Gloom, death
Scarlet/Red – Violent passion, blood,
sacrifice, and disorder
East & Rising Sun – Birth, Rise of the Hero,
West & Setting Sun – Death, Fall of the
Hero, Evil/ Corruption