This CMY octahedron is a ONE OF A KIND beautiful polyhedron with eight equal triangular faces. It is made up of two four-sided pyramids of equal proportion that meet at the base. These dual pyramids represent cosmic balance. It is one of the 5 Platonic solids.
The Greeks taught that these five solids were the core patterns of physical creation. Four of the solids were seen as the archetypal patterns behind the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water), while the fifth was held to be the pattern behind the life force itself.
To completely appreciate and experience this magical toy, hold it up before light or dip it into a sunbeam to bathe the room in a shifting spectrum of colour.