Sunday, November 11, 2007

Legend of the Pheonix

 
Legend of the Phoenix by Vlinder The Phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection, and life after death. In ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, it is associated with the sun god. According to the Greeks the bird lives in Arabia, near a cool well. Every morning at dawn, the Sun God would stop his chariot to listen to the bird sing a beautiful song while it bathed in the well. Only one Phoenix exists at one time. When the bird felt its death was near, every 500 to 1,461 years, it would build a nest of aromatic wood and set it on fire. The bird then was consumed by the flames. A new Phoenix sprang forth from the pyre. It embalmed the ashes of its predecessor in an egg of myrrh and flew with it to Heliopolis, "City of the Sun," where the egg was deposited on the altar of the sun god. The Phoenix, has become a universal symbol of rebirth and the most famous of all fabulous birds. Clad in feathers of red and gold, the color of the rising sun, it had a melodious voice that became mournful with approuching death. Other creatures were then so overcome by its beauty and sadness that they themselves fell dead. According to legend, only one Phoenix could live at a time. The Phoenix never died permanently. Legend says it existed when the universe was created and that it knows secrets of life and reincarnation even the deities do not know.


 

8 comments:

  1. Is this in honour of me tomorrow sitting watching Harry Potters Order of the Phoenix over.. and over.. and over... again? lol

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  2. Very interesting Linda,thanks for a great post!

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  3. That got me thinking about it Vamp. You know I love my legends and this one didn't make it over when I imported all those blogs. (Still deleting shit).

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  4. I love old legends and myths Bruce. Always looking for more.

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  5. How very cool....life is like that myth...a rebirth and beginning over and over I think...
    I've rose from the ashes more than once..lol

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  6. That's what it's all about, isn't it Linda Beth? Risiing from the Ashes.

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  7. yep...if you don't rise from the ashes...you got burnt up...lol.
    I've been burnt more than once too.....lmao..

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  8. Me too Chic. Me too but, I guess these are the times we grow and learn. Hell of a way to do it though.

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