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The Legend states the 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' is the unborn one in the poetic sense, 'He' being preordained by his birthright too be a 'Maker of Things' endowed with gifts of 'second sight' 'predicting the future' 'healer' 'lucky' and a 'devil may care attitude' being referred to as the 'Divine One' or the 'Chosen One' who has a 'special purpose in life' for the 'Lord of Hosts' who is also cursed by the good & evil forces battling for his eternal soul.
Certain qualifications were essential to the healer's art. Being the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter (or seventh son of a seventh son) brought the power to heal by touch especially if the parents had been seventh children. Seven was accepted as the most sacred of numbers, and seventh children possessed 'second sight' and the art of seeing the future. Although today it is not so common to find a family with as many as seven children, until the end of the Victorian era huge families were very common. Another reason presumably, why there are so few mystics in the latter part of the twentieth century!
Originally posted by Quane
Hey there... Well my mother is number 7. She got 1 younger sister, two older brothers and four older sisters... So 8 siblings.
There hasn't been anything weird there... :/
Originally posted by marccc
I come from a family of 10, I am the 9th born, I have 2 older sisters and 7 older brothers
[Edited on 11-5-2004 by marccc]