Famous nonets
September 17, 2020 7:52 PM   Subscribe

Please help me find more examples of famous nonets, groupings of nine people, things, or concepts.

So far I have:
  • The starting lineup of a baseball team
  • Members of the US Supreme Court (at least since 1869)
  • Dante's nine circles of hell
  • The Ringwraiths from Lord of the Rings (as well as the Rings of Power used to corrupt them in the first place)
  • Twice, the K-pop group
  • The Miles Davis nonet
  • Lavey's nine Satanic statements
posted by mhum to Grab Bag (38 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The Fellowship of the Ring is nine people. Oh, and the Muses!
posted by xenization at 7:58 PM on September 17, 2020 [1 favorite]


The nine planets (RIP Pluto)
posted by mekily at 7:58 PM on September 17, 2020


Cats have 9 lives?
posted by Kitchen Witch at 8:02 PM on September 17, 2020


'Nightmares ninefold'; I don't think that needs to be a possessive.
posted by jamjam at 8:03 PM on September 17, 2020


The Von Trapps at the time of the events of The Sound of Music. (This is counting Maria and captain Von Trapp and the 7 kids, but not their deceased mother. Or i suppose you could count the mother but not Maria. Maria and captain von Trapp later had three more children.)
posted by sillysally at 8:08 PM on September 17, 2020


The Muses.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:10 PM on September 17, 2020 [1 favorite]


Santa's reindeer if you include Rudolph.

A stitch in time saves nine.
posted by xenization at 8:10 PM on September 17, 2020


9 innings to a Baseball game
posted by calgirl at 8:17 PM on September 17, 2020


The Brady Bunch cast
posted by quercus23 at 8:17 PM on September 17, 2020 [4 favorites]


The Little Rock Nine.
posted by timestep at 8:19 PM on September 17, 2020


And from “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” nine ladies dancing.
posted by timestep at 8:21 PM on September 17, 2020 [1 favorite]


"Nine out of ten doctors recommend..."
posted by RichardP at 8:26 PM on September 17, 2020 [1 favorite]


The Nine Worthies. Maybe a few more on the Wikipedia page, though you've already got the best ones IMO.
posted by Pink Frost at 8:29 PM on September 17, 2020 [3 favorites]


Nine members of the Wu-Tang Clan
Beethoven composed nine symphonies
posted by hydrophonic at 8:30 PM on September 17, 2020 [2 favorites]


Novenas
posted by tofu_crouton at 8:49 PM on September 17, 2020


There are nine alignments in Dungeons & Dragons.
posted by Spathe Cadet at 9:05 PM on September 17, 2020 [1 favorite]


Nine familial exterminations

the OG `kill -9`
posted by batter_my_heart at 9:48 PM on September 17, 2020


The advertising slogan "nine out of 10 doctors agree"?
posted by metabaroque at 10:06 PM on September 17, 2020


The whole nine yards and dressed up to the nines.
posted by freya_lamb at 10:59 PM on September 17, 2020


Mictlān, more or less the afterlife in pre-conquest central Mexican (Nahua) mythology, has nine levels.
posted by eotvos at 11:14 PM on September 17, 2020


According to various Sporcle quizzes I sought out, there are nine...

- billiard ball colors
- poker hands
- women named in "Mambo No. 5"
- essential amino acids
- "Power Nine" cards in Magic: the Gathering
- types of angels in Christianity (also Fruits of the Spirit)
posted by Rhaomi at 11:54 PM on September 17, 2020




Nine choirs of angels, also the back nine in golf. Gordie Howe's jersey number. Wayne Gretzky wore 99 as a tribute.
posted by Cranberry at 12:45 AM on September 18, 2020


9 squares of a game board for tic-tac-toe /noughts and crosses
posted by freethefeet at 1:16 AM on September 18, 2020


There are several classical compositions for Nonet with the commonest line-up comprising violin, viola, cello, double-bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon & horn.
posted by misteraitch at 2:29 AM on September 18, 2020


Used to be planets, until Pluto got the axe.
posted by LizardBreath at 3:11 AM on September 18, 2020


The nine realms in Norse mythology.
posted by littlegreen at 4:16 AM on September 18, 2020


Celebrities on the Hollywood Squares
posted by vacapinta at 4:25 AM on September 18, 2020 [2 favorites]


The Ennead (group of 9 gods) in Egyptian mythology
posted by deeparch at 6:21 AM on September 18, 2020 [1 favorite]


The Wali Songo, sufi saints of legend who brought Islam to the island of Java, are traditionally said to have been nine saints.
posted by gimonca at 7:01 AM on September 18, 2020


"Baseball" is fine, but Bob Pollard informed me that the sport's true name is "nine-man stand around"
posted by kpmcguire at 8:01 AM on September 18, 2020


In the Stargate: SG1 TV series, the Stargate has nine chevrons.
posted by Roger Pittman at 9:20 AM on September 18, 2020


The nine planets and nine Houses in Tamsyn Muir's Locked Tomb series of novels.
posted by wintersweet at 9:29 AM on September 18, 2020


The original Star Wars movies
posted by grateful at 10:11 AM on September 18, 2020


The New Main Street Singers from A Mighty Wind.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 12:46 PM on September 18, 2020


Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions. I've marked the ones that most closely matched what I was going for.
posted by mhum at 2:31 PM on September 18, 2020


In the Elder Scrolls video game series, the most widely practiced religion worships a group of nine gods, the "nine divines."
posted by zeusianfog at 4:18 PM on September 18, 2020


The NavaGraha : nine heavenly bodies (as well as deities) that influence human life on Earth in Hinduism
posted by dhruva at 11:41 AM on September 19, 2020


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