Glossary of Magical Terms

Elemental Spirits


By Morningbird

Elemental spirits are spirits associated with each of the four elements. They were first described in alchemical works written by Paracelsus in the 16th century.

The names of the spirit creatures vary by tradition but the most common are:

  • Earth elementals – gnomes
  • Water elementals – undines or nymphs
  • Air elementals – sylphs
  • Fire elementals – salamanders
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