Elemental Manipulation
Power Information
  • To control the four elements of nature.

Elemental Manipulation (sometimes known as elemental magic), is a power to exercise some control over nature and its elements.

In the novels, this form of magic is innate in all the gods, with some of them receiving divine associations to some aspects of nature upon their births. In the show, witches and warlocks have the common ability to manipulate the weather to some extent and is not unusual that a witch or warlock demonstrates control over at least one of the elements.


One of the many gifts that witches and warlock have is the ability to influence the behavior of nature and bend its four traditional elements (wáter, air, fire, and earth) in all of its forms. Elemental magic can be peaceful and benevolent or chaotic and destructive depending on the user and their intentions, and just like any other form of magic, its uses can be practically endless, limited only by the witch or warlock's magical skills. The majority of witches and warlocks use the most traditional form of elemental control to affect the weather, conjure fire or make plants grow, while others can manipulate more advanced elements like electricity and light and use certain elements as a form of divination.

Types of Elemental Manipulation


Fire is probably the most powerful and deadly of the elements, and some witches and warlocks can manipulate it with ease. This ability tends to activate when the person experiences a strong and negative emotion, which usually is rage and it manifests with objects bursting into fire. With practice, some witches and warlocks can not only conjure fire but manipulate it, create heat or help themselves with some basic incantations.

Use Description Example
Ignition Conjure flames/Set things on fire Pyrojoanna2x10
Manipulation Control and manipulate fire Dashpyro2
Spark Generation/Manipulation Conjure sparks from the tip of the fingers or make them appear out of nowhere to start a fire. 7njmy

Spell Function Example
Accende Conjures a small fire Pirokillian
Incendia Set an object on fire Wendypyrotele2x13
Luce Ignis Start a fire Failedspell
Cinis Cineris Incinerates Joannaspell1x06
Forach deyna Incinerates a Mandragora

Power Description Example
Thermokinesis Manipulate temperatures and generates heat Heat

Character Media Abilities
Freddie Beauchamp
(Fryr, god of sun)
Books Bend the fires
Joanna Beauchamp
(Skadi, goddess of earth)
Books Conjure fire
Conjure sparks (via wand)
Freya Beauchamp
(Freya, goddess of love)
Books Conjure fire
Molly Overbrook
(Mooi, goddess of strength)
Books Conjure fire
Alberich Books Manipulate fire
Joanna Beauchamp TV Show Conjure fire
Manipulate the flames
Casting fire and incineration spells
Ingrid Beauchamp TV Show Conjure fire
Freya Beauchamp TV Show Conjure fire
Conjure sparks
Wendy Beauchamp TV Show Conjure fire
Conjure sparks
Casting fire spells
Frederick Beauchamp TV Show Casting Incineration spells
Dash Gardiner TV Show Conjure fire
Manipulate fire
Killian Gardiner TV Show Casting fire spells
King Nikolaus TV Show Conjure Fire
Alex TV Show Conjure Fire


Frequently related to life and calm, water is one of the primordial elements that can be controlled through magic, usually with harmless and benevolent purposes. The ability to manipulate water is known as Hydrokinesis and its uses go beyond water bending; in some rare cases, witches and warlocks can create water out of nowhere and control the sea life. In the novels, this ability seems to be unique to the gods with power over the waters. Just like with any other power, witches that lack this ability can exercise some control over this element with incantations.

Use Description Example
Manipulation Control and manipulate water Molecularcombustion
Creation Generate sources of waters (books only)

Spell Function Example
Aspergo Splashes water Hydrokinesis1
Talisman in a Jar Keeping a symbolic talisman in a jar with water will mantain a dead body in the depths of the sea Talismánagua

Power Description Example
Atmokinesis Create rain
Manipulate fog
Cryokinesis Create and manipulate ice Cryokinesis
Hydromancy See other places through water Hydromancy
Zoopathy To communicate and manipulate aquatic creatures (books only)

Character Media Abilities
Norman Beauchamp
(Njord, god of the sea)
Books Manipulate the oceans
Manipulate the fish (insinuated)
Aegir, god of the sea Books Manipulate the water
Control sea life
Freddie Beauchamp
(Fryr, god of sun and the sea)
Books Can create sources of water in dry places
Bran Gardiner
(Loki, god of mischief)
Books Can manipulate fog
Alberich Books Can create rain
Dash Gardiner (possibly) TV Show Was able to make water jump from a bowl.
Penelope Gardiner TV Show Can see other places through water and can use a magical water with restoring properties.
Wendy Beauchamp TV Show Casted a water spell
Doug TV Show Casted a freezing spell


Earth is known as the element of stability and by some witches like Joanna (the Goddess of Earth), life too. Earth is one of the main elements of nature and tends to be associated with goodness and healing, but just like nature itself, it has been proven to be destructive and deadly as well. In the books, witches and warlocks seem to have a very special connection to the earth as they like to practice their rituals outdoors and cast some of their most powerful spells surrounded by nature. In the books, the gods used to pay tribute to the earth and the world they now lived in (Midgard) but this was before the mortals became afraid of their craft and their kind so they have to abandon some of these practices and live in the shadows. Another example of the connection between a witch and the earth is when they fly, they can do it by themselves without any external help, but they like to use broomsticks because according to them they like to feel “grounded” to the earth.

Earth seems to be the most sentient of the elements. It’s state depends a lot of the magical energies of the witches and warlocks; Dark Magic can affect the nature and the earth can absorb negative energy, that later can channeled by some benevolent witch or warlock. White magic can be used to reverse the effects of Dark Magic, and when its done properly, the earth responds positively, bringing everything in it back to life, almost as if reaffirming its loyalty to White Magic.

The earth is a manipulable element and the witches and warlocks can use their powers to perform a myriad of magical deeds, some harmless, like bending the earth to make figures and structures with it, and others dangerous, like moving the earth to cause earthquakes. Witches and warlocks are also capable of controlling everything found on the ground, like plants (they can make them grow, change their appareances and even wither them, some witches and warlocks are so powerful that they can even make them grow in places without earth) and metals (this is only possible through spells).

Use Description Example
Moving Moving the earth's resources Geokinesis
Manipulation Manipulate all of earth's resources (books only)
Fertilization Fertilize land (books only)
Withering Take the life out of plants Chloro1x02

Spell Function Example
To Blossom Makes flowers blossom. (books only)
Flore...Pulchra. Flore...Veneficus Makes flowers change their appareance and also fills them with poison. Penelopespell1x08
Withering Spell Kills the plants (books only)
Pila Metalli Generates metal from the hands to form a solid sphere of it. Energy Ball

Power Description Example
Chlorokinesis Control and manipulate plants Agrokinesis
Channeling Control magical energies found on earth 4uvd9

Character Media Abilities
Joanna Beauchamp
(Skadi, goddess of earth)
Books Control plants
bestow with life everything on earth
She casted a spell to kill the plants that were attacking her
Freya Beauchamp
(Freya, goddess of love)
Books Restore ripe fruit to their original firm and juicy glory.
Freddie Beauchamp
(Fryr, god of harvest)
Books Manipulating flowers
Fertilizing arid land
Jo Noble Books Manipulating sand
Arthur Beauchamp
(Snotra, god of the forrest)
Books Unknown
Bran Gardiner
(Loki, god of mischief)
Books Can affect plants with dark magic to attack people
Trystan Gardiner
(Tyr, god of war)
Books Make plants grow
Troy Overbrook
(Thor, god of thunder)
Books His powerful storm-calling spell has the side effect of causing earthquakes around him
1720 Freya Beauchamp TV Show Moving sand
1693 Ingrid Beauchamp TV Show Make plants grow
Joanna Beauchamp TV Show She could bend the earth in the park and channel magical energies that were in it.
Wendy Beauchamp TV Show Can conjure metal with a spell
Penelope Gardiner TV Show Her blood can kill plant life
Casted a spell to poison some flowers and change their black appareance to beautiful white roses.
Nikolaus TV Show Can make plants grow from nowhere.