Description:the prime form of matter's form or quality could change. the 4 primary qualities are hotness coldness wetness and dryness. when these qualities combined they created fire,water,earth,air. this was the basis for belief that on metal could be transmuted into another. this theory was widely accepted across Europe.
My name is aristotle. in 340 B.C.E. my Concept of the Five Elements was discovered.
creditsMarcos Martinon Torres, figure 4,www.researchgate.net, Th Rehren, Jan 2005