Monday, August 1, 2011

The Young-Think Trio

They say, two's company but three's a crowd. I say, three's a lot of fun! In religion (be it pagan, Wiccan or Christian), the number three has a long history of mythical associations according to influential psychologist Carl Jung. The "power of three" is often symbolized by a triquetra (three-cornered) -- a Celtic pattern that shows the center of three connected circles, sometimes bound together by a fourth one in the center. Hence the dumb question: If two's company and three's a crowd, then what's four? Anyway, just as two heads are better than one, I've compiled here a short list of three's from popular culture:
  1. the Holy Trinity (God the Father/mind, the Son/body, and the Holy Spirit/soul) and other triple deities

  2. the basic family (father, mother and child -- MY family)

  3. from fairy tales to nursery rhymes to Illustrated Classics: "The Three Little Pigs," "The Three Blind Mice," "The Three Musketeers"

  4. the Hecate (Phoebe or the moon in heaven, Diana on earth, and Persephone in hell), also known as the Triple Goddess* (Maiden, Mother and Crone)

  5. Alfred Hitchcock's film "Vertigo" uses the triple goddess as motif

  6. Vertigo comics featured the Kindly Ones (triple goddess) in Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" series

  7. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger

  8. the Triskelion (three bent human legs, popularized locally by the fratboys of Tau Gamma Phi)

  9. but misinterpreted as a swastika by Nazi Germany's Third Reich 'cuz Adolf Hitler can't count!

  10. a triquetra is one of the four symbols on Led Zeppelin's fourth album "IV"

  11. a triquetra is also seen on the hammer "Mjolnir" in the recent Thor movie

  12. the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curly) and their local counterparts Tito, Vic and Joey plus the Tatlong Itlog

  13. legends of Pinoy rock: Juan Dela Cruz Band's "Himig Natin" album lineup in the 70s (Wally Gonzales, Mike Hanopol and Pepe Smith)

  14. Wuds, Dead Ends (80s three-piece Pinoy punk/hardcore pioneers) and The Youth (90s Pinoy alternative rockers)

  15. Venom's classic black-metal lineup (Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon)

  16. and from grunge to pop punk: Nirvana, Green Day, Blink-182

  17. Getter Robo 1-2-3 (the first mecha/super robot combiner)

  18. the Young-Think Trio (Lego Minifigure Punk Rocker, Tech Deck Dude Syd, and Guitar Hero Johnny Napalm)



*their masculine counterpart being the Horned God, a good subject for another post

5 comments:

  1. yep hehe!charlie's angels for us kids :p
    hmmm what else...apo hiking society...disney's huey,dewey & louie..hmm...dostoy-pweh! was thinking of tolstoy, dostoevsky's brothers karamazov...movie trilogies: LOTR, matrix, star wars x2,etc.sex,drugs & ron n roll? hehehe

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  2. Three musketeers, three blind mice. hahaha! :)

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  3. Tall dark and handsome; the good the bad and the ugly; Bulag pipi at bingi; Hopia, Mani Popcorn; Kurt Cobain Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic; Alvin, Simon and Theodore; vodka salt and lemon; tapa, sinangag at itlog; Bacon Lettuce and Tomato - nagutom tuloy ako

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  4. aight michymichymoo, jedi_randy! keep 'em coming guys hehehe :D
    hmmm...the boy scout salute? star trek's spock/vulcan salute...wolverine's claws \|/...sa eastern religions, birth-life-death cycle/reincarnation...hmmm traffic lights...sa physics pala marami, laws
    of motion, thermo...asimov's law on robotix hehehe...hmmm gutom na rin ako, makakain na nga muna :p

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