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Color Wheel From Page 12

blaCK: Black is not a true color but the absence of light and is associated with death, the necropolis, and the mummy. Osiris, as ruler of the Netherworld, was called “the black one.”

blUE:

Blue was the color of infinity, the cosmos, and the sky.

Gold:

Gold was the skin of the gods, the divine metal that never tarnished, and symbolized eternal life in the next world.

GrEEn: Green was the color of life, renewal, regeneration, and vegetation. Osiris, the god of resurrection, bore the title “The Great Green.”

rEd:

Red was both a positive and negative color. Red symbolized life energy and victory. It was also the color of the desert, the barren wasteland thought to be the domain of evil and the god Set. To do “red things” was bad, the antithesis of doing “green” or good things. Red was an expression of anger, and a person with a “red heart” was enraged.

WHITE: White, the absence of color, represented purity.

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