linda falorio, 1978, 1996
V = 8
The letter V is assigned the number 8, which is sacred
to Egyptian Thoth, God of Magick, of language, and of "spells", and
corresponding to the eighth Sephira of the Tree of Life, Hod, the sphere of the
planet Mercury, Messenger of the Gods. As Robert Graves notes, cranes, which are Thoth's
totem birds, fly in V-formation, seeming to make
letters as they fly.