The Legend of the Phoenix  

rm_phoenixRizn 49F
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2/26/2006 5:04 am

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The Legend of the Phoenix

Legend of the Phoenix

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.

rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
9753 posts
2/26/2006 6:09 am

Very nice!

Purry {=}


aascrompn 43M
6444 posts
2/27/2006 12:28 pm

that's cool to know!

toothysmile 51M
16517 posts
3/3/2006 6:59 pm

Don't you just love Greek mythology?...

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