Tetramorphic

From Ascension Glossary
Jump to: navigation, search

A tetramorph is a symbolic arrangement of four differing elements, or the combination of four disparate elements in one unit. The term is derived from the Greek tetra, meaning four, and morph, shape. Archaeological evidence exists showing that early man divided the four quarters of the horizon, or space, later a place of sacrifice, such as a temple, and attributed characteristics and spiritual qualities to each quarter. Alternatively the composite elements were carved into mythic creatures such as the Egyptian, Greek and Babylonian sphinxes of antiquity depicting bull-like bodies with birds-wings, lion’s paws and human faces. Such composite creatures are found in many mythologies. The Tetramorph is the union of the symbols of the Four Living Creatures from the Book of Ezekiel, into a single figure or, more commonly, a group of four figures.[1]

References


See Also:

Double Diamond Sun Body

12 Guardians of the Pillar