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/)

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The Four Magick Corners of the Elementals – Gnomes, Undines, Sylphs, Salamanders

The Four Magick Corners of the Elementals -  Gnomes, Undines, Sylphs, Salamanders

Gnomes reside in the Element of Earth to the North
Undines reside in the Element of Water to the West
Sylphs reside in the Element of Air to the East
Salamanders reside in the Element of Fire to the South

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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Sympathy for the Seven (-Part Star of David)

Sympathy for the Seven (-Part Star of David)

The man who peers into his own nature,the twin powers of creativity – the synthesis of all Elements. The upper triangle represents the heavenly nature, while the lower triangle – the earthly nature. The combination of the two triangles represents the universal human who acts as a middleman or conductor between the two worlds.

– About the Star of David, Yaly Judaica.com

Elemental Archangels of the Four Corners

Elemental Archangels of the Four Corners

Do you have knowledge that the four archangels represent a specific cardinal point: Michael the South, Gabriel the West, Uriel the North, and Raphael the East? –

– One Archangel Two Archangels, by William D. Webber, Inspiration, Beliefnet.com

 

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Uriel, Cardinal Angel of the Northern Corner, Elemental Angel of Earth
Gabriel, Cardinal Angel of the Western Corner, Elemental Angel of Water
Raphael. Cardinal Angel of the Eastern Corner, Elemental Angel of Air
Michael: Cardinal Angel of the Southern Corner, Elemental Angel of Fire
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Archangels of the Four Elements- Fire: Michael, Water: Gabriel, Earth: Uriel, and Air: Raphael.

– Miscellaneous Information, Magical Cornicopia Archangels-and-Angels.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.