The bennu, known as a phoenix in Greek mythology, is a vibrant red and gold bird. This sacred bird of Heliopolis resembles a heron. The bennu lives on an obelisk outside of the sanctuary in Heliopolis where it is worshiped alongside the gods Ra and Osiris. Sometimes considered a manifestation of Osiris himself (sprang from Osiris' heart), this bird is said to have created itself in the fire at the top of the Persea tree. The bennu symbolizes rebirth with its rise from the ashes.
Only one of these magnificent birds lives at a time. The Phoenix is a beautiful bird resembling an eagle. The phoenix has rainbow-hued wings and scarlet feet. In Greek mythology it was believed that the phoenix was in Arabia, living near a cool well. The phoenix is said to sing a song so beautiful that it stops the sun-god in his chariot. When the feeling of death approaches (500 years, some people say up to 1461 years), the phoenix makes a nest and sets it on fire. In three days, out of the ashes, rises another phoenix. In Egyptian mythology the phoenix is known as the Bennu.
Chi in Chinese means "energy" which is what the Chi Spirits are all about. They are house spirits similar to brownie however no one has ever seen a Chi Spirit. According to the book A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk, the Chinese will go to great lengths to make sure that the energies of Chi Spirits are not obstruct in any way. Furniture will even be moved to allow the free movement of their energies. If the energy of a Chi Spirit is blocked there is generally no harm to humans. However if there is extreme blockage, hauntings, illness, and disturbances may occur.
The griffin has the head, fore legs, and wings of an eagle. The body and tail is that of a lion. Sometimes depicted with horns and huge ears, the griffin is a symbol of vigilance and strength. In Greek mythology griffins belonged to Zeus, king of the gods. The griffin is also known by the names Gryphon, Gitto, and Griffith.