Undine (alchemy)

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Undine / Ondine
Ludwig Michael von Schwanthaler-Water Nymph-1855.jpg
Ondine with harp, by Ludwig Michael von Schwanthaler (1855).
GroupingAlchemical works of Paracelsus
Similar creaturesSylph, Nymph, Naiad
HabitatPonds, lakes, rivers
 
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Undine / Ondine
Ludwig Michael von Schwanthaler-Water Nymph-1855.jpg
Ondine with harp, by Ludwig Michael von Schwanthaler (1855).
GroupingAlchemical works of Paracelsus
Similar creaturesSylph, Nymph, Naiad
HabitatPonds, lakes, rivers

Undines (from Latin: unda "wave"), also called ondines, are water elementals in the alchemical works of Paracelsus.[1]

Hermetic Teachings[edit]

There are four orders of elements and each has a ruling elemental over it:[2]

  1. Spirits of Earth - Gnomes
  2. Spirits of Air - Sylphs
  3. Spirits of Water - Undines
  4. Spirits of Fire - Salamanders

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