Art Installation by Betty Tureaud rainbow seven color : The 7 planets. SIT on them :)
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Number seven magic goes a long way back . The earliest known culture, which significantly raised the number seven , was the Sumerian - Babylonian (about 3000-1500 BC) in what is now Iraq . In Sumerian mythology , the figure again several times, and especially many of the gods grouped in seven man groups .
It was also the Sumerian - Babylonian culture , who designed the seven-day week , we know today . No one knows for sure why exactly the number seven was the magic value for the Sumerians and Babylonians. But it is most likely that the Sumerians from ancient times have based their knowledge and use of the number seven in various natural phenomena .
It could be the rainbow seven colors or the seven " planets " that astronomers knew at the time, namely the
Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Since then, other cultures and religions taken over the Magic Seven. For instance, the foundation of Rome's greatness according to mythology subject of the city's first seven kings, while Allah according to Islam created the seven heavens one above the other .