Fire, Aire, Earth, Water, all the Opposites
That strove in Chaos, powrefull Love unites;
And from their Discord drew this Harmonie,
Which smiles in Nature.
– From Sandy’s translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (1632)
All fours are fantastic, but especially this superhero team! I hear that a reboot of the movie franchise is on the way.
Note they are close to being elementals, after the Four Elements. Paracelsus associated different spirits with each element.
Gnome: spirit of earth (industrious)
Undine: spirit of water (inspired)
Sylph: spirit of air (curious)
Salamander: spirit of fire (changeable)
Her name is now the Invisible Woman, instead of the Invisible Girl.
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