Air is traditionally seen as one of the FOUR ELEMENTS, and along with fire is considered active and male.. In this respect it is represented by the arc or the circle, and the colors BLUE or GOLD. It is light, mobile, and has the quality of dryness. Being that which we breathe, it is essential to life and can be thought of as the primary element. The Greek spiro means "breath," from this we get inspiration, as if the gods were filling us with the divine breath. Also connected with stormy wind (creation) and a medium for movement. Nietzsche thought of air as human freedom, cold and aggressive. Bachelard relates its scent to memory. Often fresh night air is a sign of danger.

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