- This article is about the bird Phoenix. For other things that the word "Phoenix" means, go to Phoenix (disambiguation).'
The phoenix is a legendary bird that lives for several hundred years before it burns itself up. However, it starts a new life from the ashes of the fire.
Several modern authors have added their own mythology to it, for example in the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling suggests that phoenix tears can heal wounds, Terry Pratchett mentions that the presence of a phoenix forces people to tell the truth.
The Phoenix is often referred to as a fire bird and burns itself in fire every 500–600 years. It burns itself to create a new fire bird, ready for another long life.
Phoenixes are creatures that you’re not very likely to see because only one phoenix is alive at one time the reason for that is when a baby phoenix is born the mother dies isn’t that so very sad.
Here is a bit of a weird fact ones there was a phoenix and he had made a nest he had put his egg in the nest but then he set it on fire you would think that the baby phoenix is dead but it wasn’t because out of the flames came a baby it had hatched in the fire. Another way for a phoenix to be born is when the mother dies a baby phoenix comes out of its ashes.
The phoenix is said to be as big as an eagle and it has scarlet and gold feathers it is a beautiful l animal. For five hundred years only one phoenix was alive because that’s about how long they live and like I said before when a phoenix dies another is born which makes it impossible for more than one phoenix to be alive at one time.
Phoenix. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/457189/phoenix>.