Illustration from Johannes Kepler’s 1619 book Harmonice Mundi graphically showing the Platonic associations of the regular solids with the classical elements: The tetrahedron corresponds to fire, the octahedron to air, the cube to earth, the icosahedron to water, and the dodecahedron to the cosmos or ether.

Illustration from Johannes Kepler’s 1619 book Harmonice Mundi graphically showing the Platonic associations of the regular solids with the classical elements: The tetrahedron corresponds to fire, the octahedron to air, the cube to earth, the icosahedron to water, and the dodecahedron to the cosmos or ether.


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