There are only 5 platonic solids and all are 3D shapes where:
- each face is the same regular polygon (closed shape with straight sides)
- the same number of polygons meet at each vertex (corner)
Example: the Cube is a Platonic Solid
Why “platonic“? – Plato (ancient Greek philosopher) identified them although there is evidence the ancient Egyptians worked with at least 3 of them (for sound healing especially).
Plato connected each platonic solid with an element. Thus they comprise the alchemical dance of the elements and of Creation itself: