That is, by the time Pascal was nineteen, the hexagram was circulating under a name derived from the author.
The inner circle depicts a triple Tau, with a hexagram where the bases join, and beneath is the Ace of Cups.
The celebrated theorem, "Pascal's hexagram," makes all the rest come very easy.
The hexagram at ten years old would be a hundred times less unlikely.
Paracelsus ascribes a similar, though a lesser degree of virtue to the hexagram.