Three Elements

Three Elements

Old people say that in the beginning there were three elements – Water, Air and Fire.

Water, they say, was the first to be made and will be the last to go, at the end of all things.

It was held that all material things which are visible and tangible, including human beings and animals, have their ghostly counterparts in a sort of other half-world. There is still a belief that every land creature is represented in the sea by something closely resembling it.

(source: A Second Manx Scrapbook, W Walter Gill (1932); photo)

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.

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