Interesting facts about the number 9:
– In Chemistry, 9 means pure.
– Important Buddhist rituals usually involve nine monks.
– In the Christian angelic hierarchy there are 9 choirs of angels.
– Nine is strongly associated with the Chinese dragon, a symbol of magic and power. There are nine forms of the dragon, it is described in terms of nine attributes, and it has nine children.
– Nine justices sit on the United States Supreme Court.
– There are nine circles of Hell in Dante’s Divine Comedy.
– Nine Unknown Men are, in occult legend, the custodians of the sciences of the world since ancient times.
– In Middle Earth, there are nine rings of power given to men, and consequently, nine ringwraiths.
– The nine muses in Greek mythology are Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (erotic poetry), Euterpe (lyric poetry), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia (song), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), and Urania (astronomy).