Might and magic elemental guardians
elementals of the earth
Dragons are mythological creatures as old as the world. It is said that they were formed at the same time as the universe and that they participated in the divine creation, providing their gifts to each planet.
Since time immemorial Dragons have been in the minds of men. The word dragon comes from the Greek Derkomai. “He of keen eyes.” The Romans Latinized and translated it to Drako. “Giant serpent.”
In our culture the Divine Serpent evolved in the Middle Ages into the Dragon, a monster that dwelt inside deep caverns. It could dwell inside the earth or under the waters, had the ability to fly and spewed fire from its mouth. This dragon summarized the four elements: earth, air, water and fire.
The elements earth, air, fire and water in magical symbolism are the basic components of everything that exists. They are both visible and invisible, as well as physical and spiritual. From these four elements all things have been created according to magical belief, including dragons, the first mythical beings.
the elementals of nature gnosis
Advertisement:Generally, there will be an effort to make all powers equally important. The elemental powers in those jobs usually have some form of elemental Rock, Paper, Scissors, to prevent one particular power from being clearly more powerful than the others (unless you purposely want to have an infinite +1 Element). If you purposely want some to be more importantly/intrinsically more powerful, then it is possible for less complex elements to be more powerful note That is, if a character has power over copper, they will be weaker or less versatile than someone with power over all metals, to give an example.
In works of fiction, these tend to have a consistent naming scheme; they may end in -mancy (“pyromancy”, “cryomancy”, etc.) or -kinesis (“pyrokinesis”, “cryokinesis”, etc.). These suffixes actually mean “divination” and “movement”, respectively, and words composed with them range from real words (such as “necromancy”), to terms made in fake Greek (such as “radiokinesis” or “gravitokinesis”).
Representation of Gaia, Gaia, Mother Earth or Pachamama, among many other names it receives, and is represented as a living being in many cultures, thus being the “great elemental” of planet Earth.
Elementals, also known as elemental beings, elemental spirits or genies of nature, are a category of mythological beings directly related to the elements of nature, of which they are considered to be formers and protectors. The study of elementals is known as Elficology (from the French Elficologie) or Feericology; in English-speaking countries it is known as Fairyology.
In traditional magic, elementals are believed to control or archetypically represent the alchemical elements of Air, Earth, Fire and Water, and their presence (in the form of the physical elements they represent) is invoked in magical and ritual circles. However, this invocation is often a mere remnant of ancient traditions, in which the elemental beings were invited to participate in the magical rituals of the circles. In such rituals, the invitation to the fairy of wrath and the fairy of retribution could never be absent; the forgetting of these invitations, which could have terrible consequences such as curses and spells, remained in the memory of some traditional fairy tales.
This rare form of magic summons a spirit or familiar to augment the power of elemental magic. To use it to its full potential, specific spells are required, which are stored in grimoires.
It is unknown if all types of magic have a spirit or if there is more than one spirit per element. Spirits can develop with their users, but it is not known to what extent spirits can evolve. Mages who are able to use this magic are known as spirit users.