Black

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N. A color.

  1. If a Sash is black, it means that the wearer is playing an assassin.
  2. A black spell ball is a Sphere of Annihilation
  3. The colour black in heraldry is called Sable.
  4. In Medieval Europe Sable or black was thought to signify constancy, sometimes grief.
  5. In arguments, things can be black-and-white, meaning that the issue at hand is dichotomized (having two clear, opposing sides with no middle ground).
  6. In ancient China, black was the symbol of North and Water, one of the main five colors.
  7. Black is a symbol of mourning and bereavement in Western societies, especially at funerals and memorial services. In some traditional societies, within for example Greece and Italy, widows wear black for the rest of their lives. In contrast, across much of Africa and parts of Asia, white is a color of mourning and is worn during funerals.
  8. In English heraldry, black means darkness, doubt, ignorance, and uncertainty.
  9. In the Maasai tribes of Kenya and Tanzania, the color black is associated with rain clouds, a symbol of life and prosperity.
  10. Native Americans associated black with the life-giving soil.
  11. The Hindu deity Krishna means "the black one".
  12. The medieval Christian sect known as the Cathars viewed black as a color of perfection.

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