The Huma, is also known as the “bird of paradise” to the Persians. It looked very similar to that of a Phoenix, and is said to share common properties too. Every few hundred years, the Phoenix would ignite itself in flames and rise anew from the ashes. The Huma symbolizes compassion. It is said to only feed on carrion and avoids killing to eat. The Huma also represents fortune. Its touch is supposed to bring a person great fortune, and great blessings are to befall to a person should he be lucky enough to be under the shade of a Huma’s shadow. If a Huma were to rest on a person’s head, it would mean that that very person would be king in the future. In Persian language, the word ‘Huma’ is only allowed to be used to describe something as majestic as a king.