They are geometrical forms which are said to act as a template from which all life springs. The aesthetic beauty and symmetry of the Platonic solids have made them a favorite subject of geometers for thousands of years. They are named after the ancient Greek philosopher Plato who theorized that the classical elements were constructed from the regular solids. To the Greeks, these solids symbolized fire, earth, air, spirit (or ether) and water. - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy
1549 representation of the five Platonic solids by the German graphic artist Augustin Herschvogel (1503-1553). The solid-edge form imitates Leonardo's drawings in Pacioli's Divine Proportion. It is interesting because it appears to associate the Platonic solids with the four ancient elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water in a different manner than Plato.