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Phoenix Tapestries

Phoenix Tapestries
Phoenix Tapestries


Legends of the mythical bird, the phoenix, as a symbol of immortality and rebirth, have been handed down everywhere in the world throughout the centuries. In Christianity, the phoenix is believed to resemble an eagle and signifies the resurrection of Jesus Christ, while in Ancient Egypt, it was believed to resemble an egret and was worshipped as the reincarnation of the sun god Ra. In South East Asia, it is identified with Garuda, the bird god. In the Far East, people believe that the phoenix has a tail resembling that of a long-tailed cock. The famous Japanese cartoon, the "Fire Bird," is the story of a phoenix taking a long journey of immortality and eternity, crossing space and time. Its elegant, feminine image with a long tail seems to have been borrowed from the idea of the phoenix revered in North Eurasia.
It is a good example showing how an idea, stemming from the same roots, develops various images in various countries, reflecting their natural and cultural climates through an intermixing of different concepts.
Some legends say that the phoenix flies seventy-four thousand miles in a moment and appears only once in five hundred years. Igniting the cinnamon wood with frankincense, it burns itself, yet is reborn out of the ashes. It is believed to have originated from the image of the sun sinking at dusk, then rising in the morning to emit light once again--that is why this image has occurred in many areas of the world simultaneously.

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