Over the last 300 years, strange bronze dodecahedrons have been found among Roman archaeological sites. Archaeologists are still uncertain what their purpose was.
The ancient Greek philosopher Plato c. 360 B.C. theorized that the classical elements of the world were made of these regular solids. The five Platonic Solids were thought to represent the five basic elements: earth, air, fire, water, and the universe.
The cube is associated with the earth, and reconnecting energy to nature.
The octahedron is associated with air, and cultivating acceptance and compassion.
The tetrahedron is associated with fire, and perpetuates balance and stability.
The icosahedron is associated with water, and enhances creative though and expression.
The dodecahedron is associated with the universe, and represents mystery and meditation.
Plato stated that the dodecahedron was “used for arranging the constellations on the whole heaven.” The dodecahedron can be seen as representing the universe with the twelve zodiac signs corresponding to the twelve faces of the dodecahedron.