Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix

A phoenix in Greek mythology was a bird that could live for a long time and could also be regenerated or reborn from the ashes of its predecessor. Some sources say that the phoenix simply died and decomposed before being reborn, but others claim that it would combustĀ and die wrapped in flames. It was believed that it could live over 1400 years at a time.

In ancient Greece, the phoenix was also linked to the civilization of Phoenicia, which has a similar sound to it. Phoenicia was famous for producing a purple dye from conch shells; this hue was also believed to be the colour of the bird's feathers. Other sources, however, say that it was coloured similarly to a peacock, or that it was red and yellow.

Phoenix Q&A

Who was Phoenix?

A phoenix in Greek mythology was a bird that could live for a long time and could also be regenerated or reborn from the ashes of its predecessor. Some sources say that the phoenix simply died and decomposed before being reborn, but others claim that it would combustĀ and die wrapped in flames.

linK/CitE ThiS PagE

You can freely use the content on this page for non-commercial reasons (homework, lessons, school essays or college projects, free online courses) as long as you cite this page as the source.

Written by: The Editors of GreekMythology.com. GreekMythology.com editors write, review and revise subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge based on their working experience or advanced studies.

For MLA style citation use: GreekMythology.com, The Editors of Website. "Phoenix". GreekMythology.com Website, 20 Dec. 2015, https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Creatures/Phoenix/phoenix.html. Accessed 14 May 2021.

X