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 elements

The ancient Greeks believed that the world was made up of four elements. The idea that earth, fire, air and water made up all matter was the cornerstone of their philosophy, science and medicine for nearly two thousand years. However, in ancient China there are said to be five elements – earth, fire, metal, water and wood, each with its own symbolic creature or elemental.  Earth is represented by a yellow phoenix: fire by a red pheasant; metal by a white tiger and water by a black turtle. Wood is usually represented by a green dragon.

In the world of fantasy these elements are sometimes used to assist in both magic and witchcraft. However, did you know that even today there are those who live ‘in the real world’ that still use the four elements on a day to day basis?

Long before history was written there has been…

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