Lists of Seven

On this site:

The Seven Sisters

Colleges that were considered the "female" counterpart to the Ivy League, which formerly was all male. The notion of Seven Sisters is from the Pleiades of Greek mythology.

The Seven Sisters (magazines)

These are seven magazines aimed primarily at married women who are homemakers. Only three (as of 2020) are still published monthly.

The Seven Sisters of Petroleum

Seven petroleum companies that dominated the world’s oil drilling, refining, and distribution

Today (2020), there are six "supermajor" petroleum companies, in order of net revenue:


Seven Sisters of American Protestantism

The seven protestant denominational structures in the United States that were considered "mainline", and now are mostly quite liberal. They all have experienced declining membership, including the large United Methodist Church.

The links above are to the official denominational sites, and as such tend to downplay controversy within their organizations.  There is useful information there, though. For another perspective, visit some of the sites given below.

Lists of Seven

Color Metal Stone Planet Day Liberal Art
yellow (or) gold topaz Sun Sunday music
white (argent) silver pearl Moon Monday grammar
red (gules) iron ruby Mars Tuesday arithmetic
purple (purpure) quicksilver amethyst Mercury Wednesday dialectic (logic)
blue (azure) tin sapphire Jupiter Thursday geometry
green (vert) copper emerald Venus Friday rhetoric
black (sable) lead diamond Saturn Saturday astronomy
Stain Stone
murrey sardonyx
sanguine sardonyx
tenné jacinth

Additional colors (shades approximate)

Bleu celeste Bleu celeste
Carnation Carnation
Cendrée  Cendrée
Orange Orange
Rose Rose
Planet Narnian Chronicle
Jupiter The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 
Mars Prince Caspian
Sun The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Moon The Silver Chair
Mercury The Horse and His Boy
Venus The Magician’s Nephew
Saturn The Last Battle

Church Sevens

Seven Capital Sins

Latin English
Superbia Pride (or Arrogance)
Invidia Envy
Ira Anger (or Wrath)
Avaritia Avarice (or Greed)
Acedia* Sloth*
Gula Gluttony
Luxuria Lust (or Lechery)

*  St Gregory the Great has Tristia (Sadness) instead of Acedia (Sloth).

Seven Virtues

Latin English
Sapientia (Prudentia) Prudence (or Wisdom)
Patientia (Temperantia) Temperance
Justitia Justice
Fortitudo Fortitude (or Courage)
Fides Faith
Spes Hope
Caritas Charity (or Love)

The first four of these are called the natural virtues, as they were known to the pagan Greeks.  The last three are the Christian virtues, as enumerated by St Paul in 1 Corinthians 13.

Other lists of seven virtues:

Another list is given in 2 Peter 1.4-6: faith, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, charity.

The Seven Contrary Virtues which are specific opposites to the Seven Capital Sins: humility versus pride, kindness versus envy, abstinence versus gluttony, chastity versus lust, patience versus anger, liberality versus greed, and diligence versus sloth.

The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy are a medieval list of things one can do to help others: to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty, to give shelter to strangers, to clothe the naked, to visit the sick, to minister to prisoners, and to bury the dead.

The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy are: to admonish the sinner, to instruct the ignorant, to counsel the doubtful, to comfort the sorrowful, to bear wrongs patiently, to forgive all injuries, and to pray for the living and the dead.

The Seven Bushido Virtues: Right decisions, Valor, Benevolence, Respect, Honesty, Honor, and Loyalty. 

More on this page.

The Seven Sacraments

Only the first two are recognized as sacraments by most protestant churches.

The Seven Churches of Asia

See Revelation chapters 12 and 3.

The Sevenfold Gifts of the Holy Spirit

As listed in Isaiah 11 (note that piety is from the Greek and Latin versions; in the Hebrew the sixth word translates as "fear of the Lord"):

As listed in Romans 12:6-8: