The isopsephy value paideia is the number "111", which is famously known as the sum of one row, column, or diagonal of the solar magic square, considered a sacred number to Pythagoras (520BC); thus indicating the number is of Egyptian origin.
Greek renditions of secret name candidates for the word paideia include:
The number "9" here, could possibly refer to the Ennead (9 god family), in the sense that "111" becomes "888" in solar magic square math, the number "8" and "888" related to the Ogdoad (8 god family), and according to the Hermopolis creation myth, the Ogdoad engenders, creates, or gives birth to the Ennead? In other word, something akin to the following logic:
Related to this conjecture, we note that in 190AD Clement of Alexandria, in one of his letters, speaks about the "paideia of god" and the "paideia of Christ". Hence, if the number "1", according to the Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, meant the "monad", which they also referred to as the "nous", aka "mind of god", then, presumably, the number "111" would thus translate as the "three-fold teachings of the mind of god", aka "divine education", or something along these lines?
Modern surface etymologies, typically render paideia as "education, child rearing", from paid- or pais-, meaning: "child". The Greek word for "child" is Παιδί (paidi). The Greek priests in this period, presumably, would refer to his congregation in the sense of "children", as in "come to me my child", as a modern priest would say to a devotee. Alternatively, in the Plato sense of the term, the paideia would mean teaching or educating young children in the "111", or sacred mysteries of the sun religion. This might be similar to the modern phrase "411" meaning: "the relevant information or the truth."
In 400BC, many, supposedly, were traveling to Athens for the sake of “Greek paideia”.
The following are quotes:
- “I have come to Athens in order to reveal the paideia of Christ.”
- — Philip (c.150), Acts of the Apostle Philip
- “At the same time Plato had identified philosophy, as he understood it, with the ‘true paideia’ of man, thereby elevating this traditional concept to the most exalted rank of spiritual dignity. His followers at the time of Origen saw in it their religion. Thus, Origen felt that one could understand Christianity on this level as the fulfillment and highest stage of human paideia. He thereby projected it into ‘being’ itself and made it the realization of the ‘will of god’ from the beginning of the world.”
- — Werner Jaeger (1961), Early Christianity and Greek Paideia (pg. 136)