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**#12 The number 444 is embodied in the cross
pattée, the first (6+6)
separate polygons & the inner Tree of Life**

The cross pattée (often misidentified as the Maltese Cross) is a type of
cross whose arms are broader at their ends and narrower at the centre. In one type, each arm is triangular, with
a corner of each triangle meeting at the same point. When each triangle is a Type C triangle, in which each
sector is divided into three sectors and each of these divided into three sectors that are then turned into
tetractyses, the cross pattée contains 444 hexagonal yods. This is the number of hexagonal yods in the (7+7)
enfolded polygons of the inner Tree of Life, there being 222 hexagonal associated with each set of seven
polygons constituting half of the inner Tree of Life. 444 is also the number of yods in the two sets of its
first six separate polygons, which, themselves, constitute a holistic system, each set having 222 yods. The
appearance of this holistic parameter in the cross pattée is an example of the Tetrad Principle* at work, for it
is *four*-fold in shape and the Type C triangle is the *fourth* in the sequence:
tetractys→Type A triangle→Type B triangle→Type C triangle.

Examples of how cross pattée patterns of integers express holistic
parameters like the dimension **248** of the superstring gauge symmetry group
E_{8} are discussed in Article 52.

The cross pattée was sometimes used in the Medieval Age by two orders of knights, namely, the Knights Templar and the Teutonic Knights.

The Tetrad determines the Tree of Life parameter 222 because two joined, Type C squares have 222
hexagonal yods on the sides of their **72** tetractyses, the square being the simplest
geometric symbol of the number 4 and the Type C square being the *fourth* in the sequence:
square→Type A square→Type B square→Type C square:

* The Tetrad Principle is formulated in Article 1.