Emblem 2 Mylius Philosophia Reformata

Four woman or goddesses stand balancing upon spheres which bear the symbols of the four Elements - from left to right Earth, Water, Air and Fire. They balance upon their heads flaming flasks. Inside each of these flasks a symbol is seen - from left to right , a dark man, a seed sprouting(?), a bird with wings outstretched as if about to fly off, and a lion's head. Each of these women stand with hands upon their hips except for the woman-goddess upon the Water globe with the seed flask on her head, for she is pointing with her left hand to the earth below.