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Daemon
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The Four Humors

In the 3rd century BCE, Hippocrates introduced his theory of Humoralism. It was based on the notion that 4 fluids, each corresponding to one of the 4 elements, permeate the human body and cause disease when not in balance. Theories regarding the 4 humors—blood, black bile, yellow bile, and phlegm—expanded over the years, and in the 2nd century CE, Galen published a treatise which associated a specific temperament with each humor. What humor was thought to cause a melancholic disposition? More...
ChristopherJohnson
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This is the very essence of 'philosophy'. Ancient Greek 'philosophers' propounded wild theories like this based on nothing. It is deplorable that such bullshit dominated human minds until the 19th century, where it was repelled by the true science.
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Black Bile Disorders


The original thought was that each humor/fluid was correlated with elements of nature and body imbalances were thought to be reflective of these qualities. An overabundance of black bile was representative of Earth and identified as the cause of diseases that added weight to the body. This symptomology was also related to exhaustion, depression and other qualities that were collectively referred to as the melancholic temperament. The word melancholy, or depression, is a combination of the root words from the Latin. Melan and chole mean 'black bile' in Greek. Other dysfunctions believed to be the result of an over abundance of black bile were sexual dysfunctions and breathing difficulties

http://study.com/academy/lesson/black-bile-humor-definition-lesson-quiz.html
NeuroticHellFem
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ChristopherJohnson wrote:
This is the very essence of 'philosophy'. Ancient Greek 'philosophers' propounded wild theories like this based on nothing. It is deplorable that such bullshit dominated human minds until the 19th century, where it was repelled by the true science.

Regarding physiology, it's obviously rubbish, yet it's an insightful method of categorising personality types.
Hope123
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Yeah, NHF. Maybe they observed behavior and came up with that explanation for it.

And I know some people who today believe in Chakras from India.

http://www.mysticfamiliar.com/library/l_chakras.htm

thar
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Phlegmatic, melancholic, sanguine, phlegmatic are all instilled in English vocabulary as describing character traits. It is just being choleric that sounds weird - like you have cholera! Eh?
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Very, very interesting. The association of humor with natural elements and health before of Christ age-old.Think
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