So, today’s Old Testament reading was from Proverbs Chapter 30. The portion that struck me as interesting begins at Verse 18:
18 Three things are too wonderful for me;
four I do not understand:
19 the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a girl.
And it continues similarly in that way to the end, listing things, counting things. The similarity between this and Druid Triads:
Three Spiritual Instructors of Mankind: mastery of self, mastery of world, mastery of the unknown.”
Both of these do several things – they give you topics on which to meditate, lessons to learn, and a mnemonic method of remembering.
We often forget that histories, lessons and traditions were passed down orally. There’s bound to be similar methods to help keep them accurately, rather than playing “Telephone”, and hoping the message at the end is not completely garbled from the original.