# Solar magic square A depiction of the solar magic square, shown on a medallion at the Berlin museum, a numerical representation of the "sun", shown on the front, which is comprised of 36 boxes, the sum of whose numbers equals 666, from which the number "888" equals the sum of the sums of the six rows and two diagonals, both numbers considered sacred to Pythagoras (520BC) in respect to music theory.

In religio-mythology, solar magic square (LH:11), or “solar square” (LH:#), is a magic square whose dimensions, number contents, and sums are thought to be representative of various solar or sun related phenomena or patterns.

## Overview

The following shows the basic mathematics of the solar square or the sun defined as a magic square, wherein we see that the sum of the six rows equals "666", and whose six rows and two diagonals equals "888". Pictured adjacent, we see a golden amulet of the solar square, showing the sun situated over a lion, aka the Leo constellation, representative of the hot days of August, and the 36-box solar square on the back.

In 520BC, Pythagoras, after studying under Thales in Greece, travelled to study mathematics in Egypt, whereat he presumably learned the art of magic squares, e.g. in his proofs of the Pythagorean theorem; such as outlined below: In this period, someone began to associate a magic square for each of the seven wandering stars, i.e. the sun, moon, and the five visible planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.