The Phoenix, the fabled bird that lives
forever and sets itself on fire every 500 hundred to 1,461 years was
first told of by the ancient Greeks. This creature is supposed live
near a well in Arabia and every day Helios, the Sun God, stopped here
to hear the Phoenix sing, for it has a lovely voice.
When the Phoenix burns itself, it
builds a pyre of sweet smelling wood. After the flames died down, a
new Phoenix is born from the ashes. It then flies to the Egyptian
city of Heliopolis, where it lays an egg on an alter to the sun god.
Only one Phoenix ever exists.
The Phoenix is not feared as much
as it is praised. The Phoenix is usually show after a bad
event. For example, After a storm they are known to be seen.