S Is For: Sylph


Name: Sylph/Sylphid

Origin: Alchemy (Europe)

Type: Elemental (Air)


Sylphs are one of the four elemental spirits, representing the air/wind. Sylphs are often invisible and move quickly but are thought to be humanoid in form. They are often compared to angels and fairies. Oddly they generally glide, not fly. Like all elementals it is considered a guardian of nature. The other three elementals are Gnomes (Earth), Nymphs (Water), and Salamanders (Fire).


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