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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Girl Power Times Three

courtesy of Jean Marie Ward

If numbers have power, three qualifies as the 800-pound gorilla in the middle of the room. Everybody knows about the Three Kings and the Three Stooges--not to mention “Three strikes, you’re out”. But did you know it’s a power number for women--especially sisters? And these are women you don’t want to mess with.

  1. Three Sisters (play by Chekov)
  2. Three Graces (Greek & Roman Mythology)
  3. Three Sisters (corn, beans and squash--the three main food crops of the Native American tribes in New England, which can be grown together for the benefit of all)
  4. Three Sisters Islands (three islands in the Potomac River near Washington, DC)
  5. Three Norns (Norse mythology)
  6. The Three Sisters (three Irish rivers, all arising in the mountains of County Tipperary, which flow into the sea in the same bay southwest of Waterford)
  7. Three Fates (Greek & Roman Mythology)
  8. Drei Schwestern (a group of three mountains forming a natural boundary between Lichtenstein and Austria)
  9. Three Witches (Shakespeare’s Macbeth)
  10. Three Sisters (a single mountain with three peaks near Fernie in British Columbia)
  11. Three Furies (Greek & Roman Mythology)
  12. Three Gorgons (Greek & Roman Mythology)
  13. Tri Sestry (a volcano in the Kuril Islands in Russia)


ravaj said...

i think there are also 3 sisters in the blue mountains outside sydney, australia. they have the most amazing hummingbirds there, and i also saw a double-decker number 12 london bus which was a bit confusing!

happy tt


Gina Ardito said...

Awesome list! Thanks for sharing.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

I've seen the Three Sisters in Australia - gorgeous spot! I was expecting to see the Charmed Ones on your list. LOL.

Anonymous said...

What a cool list. There is also the Three Sisters of Glen Coe near Rannoch Moor in Scotland. Stunningly beautiful.

Grace Draven

Rhonda Stapleton said...

Ooooooh this is a great list. I never thought about that before!!

Elle Fredrix said...

For some reason my brain went right from your mythology to nursery rhymns! Three blind mice, three little pigs...

LOL. Great list.

Tempest Knight said...

Nothing beat the power of the charmed one - 3!

Debbie Mumford said...

Oooo! Love the dragon header!!


Jennifer McK said...

Three is a lucky number? I didn't realize there were so many.

R.G. ALEXANDER said...

#3 has always been a powerful number. Great list.

Bianca D'Arc said...

Very cool list!

Bianca D'Arc

Diana Castilleja said...

Wow. I had no idea. What's really shocking, is I knew some of those!

Great list!

Heather said...

Love the original concept!

There are also the Three Sisters Islands in the Niagara River at Niagara Falls, and three fairy godmothers in Sleeping Beauty.

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Carolan Ivey said...

Terrific post!! Thanks JM!

Becka said...

I have three little girls (and one boy) who has three sisters. :P All older than him, the poor guy. He'll never be able to shower in his teen years....