|Dominoes evolved from the proverbial dice. According to Chinese legends of the game was invented around the XII century. In Korea and India dominoes still serves as a tool for fortune-telling. So initially, these rectangular dices intended solely for divination and magic ceremonies. After all the excitement and divine revelation - two things are incompatible. "In the East, we know 47 different games with dominoes. There dominoes with colored knuckles, where the color denotes dignity. Game titles very poetic: "carnation in the fog", "enter into" weather, "gazelles leap." |
There is a version of that game of dominoes set up Dominican monks. First, the so-called wear clerics - mostly black cloak with a hood. Secondly, the very name of the game of dominoes is derived from the Latin root «dominans», which means - the dominant, main and is the start of treatment in the Catholic Mass: «Dominus vobiscum» (the Lord be with you). It is considered that a domino has encrypted dominant system structure of the universe - Universal Law of Harmony macro-and microcosm. The game of dominoes has seven digits (0 to 6), which represents, in particular, the seven planes of existence and the sevenfold structure of the universe.
In Greek mythology, is a legend that explains the origins of gambling and, in particular, of the dice? One day, the goddess of the case Tycha were walking in the shady groves of Mount Olympus. Where Zeus, being a young scapegrace and libertine, decided to seduce her. From this union was born a girl, an unusual child, and take pleasure in inventing entirely different games where the outcome decided just in case. She gazed with pleasure at the quarrel that arose between the players and persuading frustrated losers to commit suicide. Indulging his hard-hearted daughter, Calm gave her houses, at the threshold of which, luring passers-by, and burned ever-burning lamp.