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Question by  Dhana (13)

What symbols represent the elements of fire, water, earth and air?

I am in the process of writing a speech on the different symbols used in Mayan history for fire, water, earth and air.


Answer by  serendip (408)

The fire symbol is a group of vertical lines that look like a bundle of sticks for starting a fire. Water is symbolized by a turtle that carries the earth on its back. A diamond symbolizing a field of corn is the earth symbol. Air, or sky, is a group of diagonal stripes.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The Mayan symbols for these elements are colorful and artistic symbolic renderings that cannot be described here. There are a number of websites that details Mayan symbols along with a history and examples of each. Many of the symbols are simple designs on a colored field while others bear more resemblance to animals or entities of the time.


Answer by  monoacuro (441)

I know of on symbol that represents this, it is the pentagram. Each individual point of the star represents a different element, and they usually included the elements you listed above.

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