World Metaphors

 Cosmologies and Mythologies throughout the world tend to begin with cosmic metaphors or cosmic principles of a:
World Tree
World Mountain
World Axis
One class of metaphors explores interactions between
Microcosm - Macrocosm or conversely 
which also has three step versions:
World, Year, Man
Heaven, Man, Earth 
 Heaven, Earth, Underworld.
A second class is about development:
Body, Speech, Spirit