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Pyr, Hydro, AEther, Gaia

What Does Each Element Do?

By Emily Marie ConcannonPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Pyr, Hydro, AEther, Gaia
Photo by Michael Dziedzic on Unsplash


Greek for Fire and Light,

Fire gave our ancestors Sight

Consume the vile here.

By Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash


Greek for Water and Life,

From the sea new being springs,

Purify all here.

By Wolfgang Hasselmann on Unsplash


Greek for the air above,

Higher than clouds and rainbows,

Give new life the will.

By Lubo Minar on Unsplash


Greek for Earth and birth,

Renew all things we make foul,

You are All-Mother.

By Manuel Sardo on Unsplash


Hello everyone.

I don't mean to overdue the Greek imagery of this challenge, but I had an inspiration last night while dreaming. I wanted us to understand and pay homage to how the ancients viewed these 4 great elements.

While fire consumes, water cleanses, air gives new will, and Gaia replenishes. Unlike today where we view destruction as inherently bad, the ancients saw it as a purge. They saw it as a natural order.

I hope you enjoyed it. I certainly enjoyed writing it. :) :)

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About the Creator

Emily Marie Concannon

I am a world nomad with a passion for vegan food, history, coffee, and equality.

You can find my first novel on Kindle Vella here: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09V4S7T4N :) I appreciate all your support and engagement! :)

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