A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
PHOENIX
[noun]
(Greek: Φοίνιξ, Persian: ققنوس, Arabic: العنقاء أو طائر الفينيق, Chinese: 鳳凰 or 不死鳥, Turkish: Tuğrul), Hebrew: פניקס) also phenix – a mythical sacred fire bird that can be found in the mythologies of the Arabian, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, Turks, Indians and (according to Sanchuniathon) Phoenicians/Canaanites.
It is described as a bird with a colourful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (literally “sun-city” in Greek). It is said that the bird’s cry is that of a beautiful song. The Phoenix’s ability to be reborn from its own ashes implies that it is immortal, though in some stories the new Phoenix is merely the offspring of the older one

PHOENIX

[noun]

(Greek: Φοίνιξ, Persian: ققنوس, Arabic: العنقاء أو طائر الفينيق, Chinese: 鳳凰 or 不死鳥, Turkish: Tuğrul), Hebrew: פניקס) also phenix – a mythical sacred fire bird that can be found in the mythologies of the Arabian, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, Turks, Indians and (according to Sanchuniathon) Phoenicians/Canaanites.

It is described as a bird with a colourful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (literally “sun-city” in Greek). It is said that the bird’s cry is that of a beautiful song. The Phoenix’s ability to be reborn from its own ashes implies that it is immortal, though in some stories the new Phoenix is merely the offspring of the older one

  1. irishguy91 reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  2. copexmodsona reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  3. ill-change-their-minds reblogged this from disney--eyes
  4. watchwhathappensnexxt reblogged this from disney--eyes
  5. disney--eyes reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary and added:
    PHOENIX [noun] (Greek: Φοίνιξ, Persian: ققنوس, Arabic: العنقاء أو طائر الفينيق, Chinese: 鳳凰 or 不死鳥, Turkish: Tuğrul),...
  6. ayyymacarena reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  7. linwemithrandir reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  8. soundsteps reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  9. faiwylouis reblogged this from lord-princess
  10. lord-princess reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  11. debbiedownthewell reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  12. espritsauvagee reblogged this from insaneely
  13. rose-shadowblood reblogged this from norse-nature-spirit
  14. norse-nature-spirit reblogged this from delirious-perception
  15. life-world-infinity reblogged this from the-axolotl
  16. the-axolotl reblogged this from insaneely
  17. thehoff0204 reblogged this from leahrosepiggytoes
  18. queenpanterra reblogged this from fierylotus
  19. leahrosepiggytoes reblogged this from netrino3
  20. fierylotus reblogged this from netrino3
  21. delirious-perception reblogged this from farfallarte
  22. deysy10 reblogged this from blueiceheart2
  23. farfallarte reblogged this from blueiceheart2
  24. blueiceheart2 reblogged this from netrino3
  25. netrino3 reblogged this from monavenus
  26. monavenus reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  27. feather-in-your-cap reblogged this from somomnom
  28. drinkycrows reblogged this from victoriousvocabulary
  29. jaigurujai reblogged this from bohemiandub