Five Greek Elements

While the Greeks are known for spreading the common elements (Fire, Air, Earth, & Water), they actually used a system of as many as five elements. Aristotle added a fifth element known as Aether. Aether is the quintessence since no changes had been perceived in the heavenly regions. The stars could not be made out of any of the four elements but must be made of a different, unchangeable, heavenly substance.

Five Greek Elements

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