Undine (alchemy)

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Ondine with harp, by Ludwig Michael von Schwanthaler (1855)

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

See also[edit]




  • Silver, Carole G. (1999), Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-512199-6 
  • Regardie, Israel (2002). The Golden Dawn: the Original Account of the Teachings, Rites & Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order. Llewellyn Publications. ISBN 9780875426631. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ondine at Wikimedia Commons