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

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Which Came First? The Eye Above or the Eye Below the Pyramid?

 Which Came First? The Eye Above or the Eye Below the Pyramid?

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= Beth Shammai say: “Heaven was created first and afterwards the earth was created, for it is said: ‘In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.'”
+ Beth Hillel say: “Earth was created first and afterwards Heaven, for it is said: ‘In the day that the Lord God made Earth and Heaven.'”
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+ Beth Hillel said to Beth Shammai: “According to your view, a man builds the upper story first and afterwards builds the house! For it is said: ‘It is he that built His upper chambers in the Heaven, and has founded His vault upon the Earth.'”
= Said Beth Shammai to Beth Hillel: “According to your view, a man makes the footstool first, and afterwards he makes the throne! For it is said: ‘Thus saith the Lord, The Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool.'”

* But the Sages say: “Both were created at the same time. For it is said: ‘Yea, My hand has laid the foundation of the Earth, and My right hand has spread out the Heavens- When I call unto them they stand up together.'”
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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.