Hexnet Hexagonal Tag Feed: history A feed of tagged nodes. https://hexnet.org/blog Hexagons in Williamsburg <p> This 2001 article from the Colonial Williamsburg Journal offers a fairly eloquent exposition of certain aspects of hexagonal symbolism that are worth noting. I found the hexagons themselves fairly interesting too&mdash;particularly in contrast with the rather hexagon-poor architecture of colonial New England that I'm more familiar with. I've never been a great fan of Anglicanism, or High Church aesthetics in general, but the Puritans clearly couldn't design an interesting building if their lives depended on it&mdash;indeed, they probably would've interpreted a hexagonal cupola as a <a class="ex" href="http://ojgraham.com/SixPointedStar.htm">sign of idol worship</a> or something. </p> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 22:09:06 +0000 https://hexnet.org/content/hexagons-williamsburg https://hexnet.org/content/hexagons-williamsburg Sumerian temple hymn to Iddin-Dagan <p> Here we see, apparently, a cuneiform hymn to Iddin-Dagan, lugal of Larsa, from the 19th century BC, inscribed on a hexagonal artifact of some sort. It is my understanding that the Sumerians of yore made similar inscriptions on otherly-shaped blocks as well&mdash;square, pentagonal, etc.&mdash;but I would like to think there was some religious significance to the choice of a hexagon here. </p> Thu, 16 Sep 2010 23:35:06 +0000 https://hexnet.org/content/sumerian-temple-hymn-iddin-dagan https://hexnet.org/content/sumerian-temple-hymn-iddin-dagan