Elemental Ikonographics / The Colors and Symbols of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire

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How did the Star of David’s Two Triangles become the Symbols for the Four Elements?

How did the Star of David’s Two Triangles become the Symbols for the Four Elements?

The Greeks proposed the existence of five basic elements. Of these, four were the physical elements – Fire, Air, Water and Earth – of which the entire world is composed. Alchemists eventually associated four triangular symbols to represent these elements.

– Elemental-Symbols, Catherine Beyey, About.com, Altreligion.about.cm (http://altreligion.about.com/od/westernocculttradition/ig/Elemental-Symbols/)

The LORD Creates Adam from Water, Earth, Air and Fire

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Man = Water + Earth + Air + Fire = Adam = Water + Earth + Air + Fire = Man
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Streams came up from the Earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living soul.

– Genesis 2:6-7
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Man = Water + Earth + Air + Fire = Adam = Water + Earth + Air + Fire = Man
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+ WATER: Streams came up from the Earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. (Genesis 2:6)
+ EARTH: Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground. (Genesis 2:7)
+ AIR: And breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. (Genesis 2:7)
+ FIRE: And the man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)
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Man = Water + Earth + Air + Fire = Adam = Water + Earth + Air + Fire = Man
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A Modern-Day Arabian Subway of Earth, Water, Air and Fire

The Dubai Metro [in the Middle East] is aesthetically designed around Four Elements- Air, Earth, Fire and Water, with its stations’ mix of modernist and traditional architecture reflecting the Four themes.

– What Is the Dubai Metro System? by Pierre Tristam, About.com

Triangle Basics of Elemental Symbolism

The Triangle Basics of Four Elements Symbolism

EARTH: A downward-pointing triangle with a horizontal
line through it, a triangle pointing down and with a horizontal line through the middle of it.
WATER: A downward-pointing triangle, a triangle pointing down.
AIR: An upward-pointing triangle with a horizontal line through it, A triangle pointing up and with a horizontal line through the middle of it,
FIRE: An upward-pointing triangle,.a triangle pointing up.