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Welcome to the 3rd in the cute versions of the Greatures series.

Stay tuned for next week where we release Lernaean! Hydra Guardian of Underworld!

A little history
The Greek historian Herodotus, describing Egypt in the fifth century BC, wrote that the priests at Heliopolis described the phoenix to him. They said it lived for 500 years before building its own funerary pyre and setting it alight. The newborn offspring of the previous phoenix rose from the ashes of this fire and carried them to Heliopolis, depositing them on the temple’s altar. Greek descriptions of the phoenix liken it to an eagle with red and gold plumage, reminiscent of the sun or of flames.2 The name of the phoenix could be derived from “Bennu”, and its rebirth and connections with the sun resemble those of the Bennu bird, although Egyptian sources do not mention the bird’s death.

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Death and Circumstance ch 16, pg. 4
Death and Circumstance ch 16, pg. 7