Each particle, or corpuscle, of fire is a regular tetrahedron (four-sided geometrical solid). This is what fire particles look like, according to Platos description in the Timaeus. In the center is the fire-particle Plato describes at 54e, with 6 scalene triangles making up each equilateral face of the tetrahedron. On the left is a simpler isotope with 2 scalene triangles per face; on the right is a more complex isotope with 8 scalene triangles per face.
Image taken from Friedländer, Plato, vol. 1, An Introduction.
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