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From a magic as old as the glaciers were born the spirits of air, of fire, of water, and of earth. When at peace, we find in them the best of nature. But when enraged, the wind twists with furious gust. Fire burns all options to dust...
―The Secrets of the Magic Makers[1]

The Spirits of the Enchanted Forest, also known as The Elements,[1] are five elemental beings prominent in Frozen II. Existing as mythical creatures that harness the magic of nature, these elements include water, fire, wind, earth, and a fifth spirit that bridges magic and humanity.

Background

There were originally only four spirits, who were described by King Agnarr as the most powerful spirits of all—water, fire, wind, and earth. The spirits dwell in the Enchanted Forest, a magical area inhabited by the Northuldra tribe. The Northuldra have a deep reverence for nature, and in gratitude, the spirits used their magic to aid the tribesmen. So long as their home was respected, the spirits lived with humanity in harmony.

Thirty-four years in the past, however, King Runeard of Arendelle secretly sought to drain the Northuldra's resources. Runeard commissioned the construction of a dam in the middle of the forest and presented it as a gift. When the Northuldra realized the dam was hurting the forest, Runeard initiated a war between the Northuldra and Arendellians—though neither side knew that Runeard was the instigator. The spirits were angered by the violence and turned their magic against humanity. They placed a curse on the forest, encapsulating the land and all of its inhabitants within an impenetrable mist. In the midst of the chaos, a young Northuldran girl rescued Runeard's son, Prince Agnarr, before the mist was unleashed, thus allowing the two to escape. In response to Iduna's unbiased act of heroism, nature appointed her firstborn daughter as the fifth spirit and imbued her with magical powers as a reward. This fifth spirit would be destined to someday right the wrongs caused by Runeard.

Spirits

  • The Nokk - a horse-shaped being that represents the element of water.
  • Bruni - a blue salamander that represents the element of fire.
  • Gale - a gust of air that represents the element of wind.
  • Earth Giants - a race of mountain-sized rock creatures that represent the element of earth.
  • Elsa - a human with powers of ice and snow, who represents the bridge between nature and humanity as the Snow Queen.

Role in the film

Throughout her life, Elsa's powers had only grown stronger as she got older. By her twenty-fourth year, she hears the call of Ahtohallan, a river that holds all the answers to the past. In her pursuit of the voice, Elsa accidentally awakens the resting spirits who remotely strip Arendelle of its natural elements. With the spirits restless and the Arendellians forced out of their home, Elsa and her party—advised by Grand Pabbie—head to the Enchanted Forest to undo the enigmatic wrong and preserve Arendelle's future.

Along the way, Elsa learns more and more about her bond with the spirits, as each one she befriends direct her path. With the spirits as her guide, Elsa follows the call to Ahtohallan, where she discovers that she is the fifth spirit of the Enchanted Forest—the bridge that connects magic and people. Elsa accepts her role and uses her powers to reveal the truth about King Runeard and his dam. Anna then used the forces of the Earth Giants to have the dam destroyed, thus lifting the Enchanted Forest’s curse and pacifying the spirits.

Following these events, Elsa abdicates the throne of Arendelle to join the spirits and protect the Enchanted Forest.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Frozen: Unlocking Arendelle: My Treasured Memories.


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Media
Films: FrozenFrozen FeverOlaf's Frozen AdventureFrozen II

Video games: Frozen: Olaf's QuestFrozen Free FallDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionDisney INFINITY: 3.0 EditionDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzKingdom Hearts III
Music: Frozen soundtrackFrozen musical soundtrackDisney Karaoke: FrozenFrozen II soundtrack
Books: The Art of FrozenA Sister More Like MePhantoms of ArendelleOlaf and Sven On Thin IceA Frozen HeartAnna and Elsa's Secret PlaytimeAcross the SeaFrozen Spring FeverMelting HeartsComic BooksElsa's Perfect PlanAnna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic:Disney Princess Beginnings

Disney Parks
Arendelle: World of FrozenFrozen Summer Fun!Anna and Elsa's Frozen FantasyDisney Animation BuildingFrozen Ever AfterIt's a Small WorldCastle of Magical DreamsRoyal Princess GardenStorybook Land Canal BoatsWandering Oaken's Sliding Sleighs

Entertainment: Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFor the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along CelebrationFrozen: Live at the HyperionGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the MagicianMickey and the Wondrous BookThe PavilionRoyal Theatre
Shops: Anna & Elsa's Boutique
Parade: Disney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeFrozen Royal Welcome ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverFrozen ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMickey's Mix MagicOnce Upon a TimeWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Christmas: A Frozen Holiday WishDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of Christmas“Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyWorld of Color: Winter Dreams

Characters
Frozen: AnnaElsaKristoffHansOlafSvenThe Duke of WeseltonGrand PabbieMarshmallowKing AgnarrQueen IdunaErik and FrancisTrollsBuldaOakenSitronWolvesKaiCastle GuardsHans' Brothers

Frozen Fever: Snowgies
Frozen II: Lieutenant MattiasNorthuldraYelanaHoneymarenRyderThe NokkBruniGaleEarth GiantsKing Runeard

Locations
ArendelleElsa's Ice PalaceThe Southern IslesWeseltonArendelle CastleValley of the Living RockArendelle ChapelWandering Oaken's Trading Post and SaunaThe North MountainThe Enchanted ForestAhtohallan
Songs
Frozen: VuelieFrozen HeartDo You Want to Build a Snowman?For the First Time in ForeverLove is an Open DoorLet It GoReindeer(s) Are Better Than PeopleIn SummerFixer Upper

Frozen Fever: Making Today a Perfect Day
Olaf's Frozen Adventure: Ring in the SeasonThe Ballad of FlemmingradThat Time of YearWhen We're Together
Frozen II: All Is FoundSome Things Never ChangeInto the UnknownWhen I Am OlderLost in the WoodsShow YourselfThe Next Right Thing
Musical: Let the Sun Shine OnA Little Bit of YouHidden FolkHans of the Southern IslesQueen AnointedDangerous to DreamWhat Do You Know About Love?HyggeI Can't Lose YouKristoff LullabyMonsterTrue LoveColder by the Minute
Deleted: Love Can't Be DeniedWe Know BetterSpring PageantMore Than Just the SpareYou're YouLife's Too ShortReindeer(s) RemixWhen Everything Falls ApartResolutionHomeI Seek the TruthUnmeltable MeGet This Right

See Also
Kristoff's SledSpirits of the Enchanted ForestIce HotelMusicalThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated ClassicFrozen: The Official MagazineDisney On IceAs Told by EmojiFrozen: Northern Lights
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