A bird that rises from its own ashes.
Egypt. The bird phoenix lives for five hundred years it is the only one of its kind in the world. According to Herodotus a red and golden bird, the size of an eagle. Every five hundred years the pheonix visited Heliopolis, the city of the sun, with the embalmed body of its father in a roll of myrrh and buried it in the temple of the sun. Then it plunged to its own death in fire, to be re-born from the ashes. Christian symbol of the Resurrection.
A business that "rises from the ashes" of a previous business that failed. See Acquisition Factoring & Finance.
the state capital and largest city of Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural center thanks to irrigation
a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years
a a giant, magnificent bird plumed and wreathed in flame
a "bird" that dies, turns into ashes, and is re-born
a bird that, when ready, will spark up into flames and then after a few hours, be reborn from the ashes
a much better deal than a Firebird
a mythical bird of flame that dies, consuming itself in a literal blaze of glory, only to be reborn and begin life anew
a mythical bird said to have risen from the ashes after being burnt
a roc (mythical bird of prey) of fire and nothing else
An eagle rising from the flames
according to Taoist tradition, a mythical bird not related to the phoenix of Western mythology, which arises from ashes. The Chinese phoenix is often paired with the dragon. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the phoenix symbolized the empress and the dragon symbolized the emperor. According to ancient Chinese lore, the appearance of the phoenix on the wutong tree was a testament to the peaceful rule of a virtuous emperor.
In ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, the phoenix is a mythical bird and associated with the Egyptian sun-god Re and the Greek Phoibos (Apollo). According to the Greeks the bird lives in Arabia, nearby a cool well. Each morning at dawn, it would bathe in the water and sing such a beautiful song, that the sun-god stops his chariot to listen. There exists only one phoenix at the time. When it felt its death approaching (every 500 or 1461 years), it would build a nest of aromatic wood and set it on fire, and was consumed by the flames. When it was burned, a new phoenix sprang forth from the pyre. It then embalmed the ashes of its predecessor in an egg of myrrh and flew with it to Heliopolis ("city of the sun"). There it would deposit the egg on the altar of the sun god. In Egypt is was usually depicted as a heron, but in the classic literature as a peacock, or an eagle. The phoenix symbolizes immortality, resurrection, and life after death. In that aspect it was often placed on sarcophagi. It is associated with the Egyptian Benu, the Garuda of the Hindus, and the Chinese Feng-huang.
Sacred bird, belonging to the sun god.
A bird fabled to exist single, to be consumed by fire by its own act, and to rise again from its ashes.
Emblem of the Empress and of beauty. Only appears in time of peace and prosperity. Ranks second of the four supernatural creatures, the dragon being the first, the unicorn third and the tortoise fourth. A train of small birds is always in attendance when the phoenix flies.
An Egyptian mythical bird that lives for 500 years before building itself a fire which is set alight by the setting sun, and arising young again from the ashes the next day. Also, one term for a generator. See 'generator.'
Represented as an eagle issuing from flames
A mythical aerial apparition that returned to its nest every 500 (50) years to burn again from its own ashes. See FONT and ALTAR.
a magical bird about the size of a swan; when a phoenix died, it burst into flames and then was reborn as a chick from its own ashes; it could disappear and reappear at will; phoenix song was magical and increased the courage of the pure in heart and struck fear in the impure; their tears had healing powers; it had a gentle nature and was an herbivore; very few wizards have ever domesticated it (FB); Fawkes was the name of Dumbledore's phoenix; he twice saved Harry's life; he saved Dumbledore's life during his duel with Voldemort in the Ministry of Magic; Fawkes disappeared after Dumbledore's funeral (CS12, 17; GF30, 36; OP22, 27, 36, 37; HBP10, 17, 20, 25, 29)
In ancient Egyptian mythology and in myths derived from it, the phoenix or phÅ“nix is a mythical sacred firebird.
Phoenix is a popular shoot 'em up arcade game created and manufactured by Amstar Electronics (which was located in Phoenix, Arizona) in 1980, and licensed to Centuri for US distribution, and to Taito for Japanese distribution.
Phoenix or Firebird (ë¶ˆìƒˆ), is a Korean drama series that aired in 2004.