Welcome to the Salamanders House

House Head: Drakônya

   In the Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, Headmaster Oberon Zell-Ravenhart notes that "Magic began with the taming of fire." Like the fire, the Salamanders House is a continually changing and evolving group of young Wizards who are learning and honing their magickal skills. They are youth members from 11 to 17 years of age who are born under the element of Fire.

by Raistlin Loreseeker

Each element has its own correspondences and aspects that are unique to it or
symbolize the attributes associated with that element. Likewise, the elemental Houses at the Grey School of Wizardry have appropriate correspondences for their respective elements. Below is a listing of various correspondences and associations that apply to the fiery Salamanders House at the Grey School.

  • The Significance of its Name: Salamander comes from the Persian words sām, “fire” and andarū, “within.” Throughout history, salamanders have been associated with the fire element. It was often believed that salamanders were born from fire (probably because the living Fire Salamander, Salamandra salamandra, commonly hibernates in logs and would run out of them when thrown onto a fire, thus appearing to be born from it).

  • Elemental Association/Elemental Being: The elemental association for the Salamanders House is Fire which is represented by the mythical Salamander itself.

  • Astrological associations: The three astrological signs of this house are Leo (July 23-Aug. 22), Aries (Mar. 21-Apr.19), and Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).

  • Motto: Vitalitas, Animis, et Impetus (“Vitality, Courage, and Passion”)

  • Numerology: SALAMANDERS<font face="Wingdings"></font>S=1, A=1, L=3, A=1, M=4, A=1, N=5, D=4, E=5, R=9, S=1. 1+1+3+1+4+1+5+4+5+9+1=35<font face="Wingdings"></font>3+5=8. Thus, the numerology number for “Salamanders” is eight.

  • Metals: Iron and Gold are metals associated with the element of fire.

  • Herbs/Plants: Garlic, hibiscus, onion, pepper, nettle, mustard, and flowering Almond trees are plants corresponding to fire.

  • Planets/Astronomical Bodies: The Sun, Mars, and Jupiter are planets corresponding to the fire element.

  • Season: Summer

  • Jewel: Fire Opal

  • Direction: South

  • Chakra: Manipura (the Solar Plexus chakra)

  • Qabalah Associations: Geburah is the fifth sphere of the Qabalah Tree of Life. It stands for strength. Netzach is the seventh sphere, and it stands for victory. Both are associated with the element of fire.

Works Cited

[1] “Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salamander_(legendary_creature). 28 Aug. 2008.

[2] “Dragonorama.” http://www.dragonorama.com/creatures/salamander/index.html.

[3] Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon. Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard. 2004.