Symmetry pp 171-213 | Cite as

The mystery of fivefold symmetry

From Dürer to quasi-crystals


Since ancient times, people have thought the number five to have hidden mysteries. What is mystical has symbolic significance. The mystical treatment of the number five belongs to the cults that date back to ancient times. Many cultures treat it as a fairy-tale number, others as a lucky number.


Golden Section Regular Pentagon Penrose Tiling Golden Triangle Periodic Tiling 
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