The Phoenix

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“When the Phoenix ​​sees his end, builds a special nest with branches of oak and filled with cinnamon, spikenard, and myrrh, on top of a palm tree, there is positioned and singing the most sublime melodies expires and  three days from the ashes, a new phoenix arises and, when his strong enough carries to the nest Heliopolis in Egypt, and deposits it in the temple of the Sun “. As the new phoenix accumulates all the knowledge gained from its origins, a new cycle of inspiration begins.

The modern English noun phoenix derives from Middle English phenix (before 1150), itself from Old English fēnix (around 750). Old English fēnix was borrowed from Medieval Latin phenix and, later, from Latin phoenīx, deriving from Greek φοῖνιξ phoinīx. During the Classic period, the name of the bird, φοῖνιξ, was variously associated with the color purple, ‘Phoenician’, and the date palm. According to an etymology offered by the 6th- and 7th-century archbishop Isidore of Seville, the name of the phoenix derived from its purple-red hue, an explanation that has been influential into the medieval period, albeit in a different fashion; the bird was considered “the royal bird”. With the deciphering of the Linear B script in the 20th century, however, the ancestor of Greek φοῖνιξ was confirmed in Mycenaean Greek po-ni-ke, itself open to a variety of interpretations.

It is said that in the original Eden, under the tree of good and evil, a bush of roses flourished. There just in the first rose, a bird was born, of beautiful plumage and unparalleled singing, and whose principis made ​​him the only being ue did not want to try the tree. When Adam and Eve were expelled from paradise fall on its nest a spark of the flaming sword of Cherubim, and it burned intensely bird.

But of the emerged a new bird, the Phoenix, with a unique plumage, wings of scarlet and gold flames own body. Some fables place him later in Arabia where he lived near a well of fresh water and bathed every day singing a melody so beautiful that the sun God to stop his chariot to listen.

Immortality was the reward for their loyalty to the divine percept, along with other qualities such as knowledge, the healing capacity of his tears or his incredible strength. Throughout his many lives, their mission is to convey knowledge that treasures from its origin at the foot of the tree of good and evil, and inspire their work seekers of knowledge, both artists and scientists.

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His vital chronology varies with the adaptation of the myth, so 100, 500, 540 (and some legends even 1461 or 12,994 years), builds a funeral pyre in their own nest filled with the incense and aromatic plants, and while who sings the most beautiful of all his songs, so it turns into extinction. There is only a single bird whose form of reproduction is precisely, rebirth, which is also a symbol.

The myth of the phoenix was widespread among the Greeks, who gave it the name Phoenicoperus (meaning Red Wings), a name that spread throughout Roman Europe. The early Christians influenced by the Greek cults, this unique creature made ​​a living symbol of immortality and resurrection. In ancient Egyptian mythology, the phoenix represented the sun, which dies at night and is reborn in the morning. Another symbol is linked to the phoenix of hope, represents a value that should never die in man.

This article was written by Psalm Triginta

1 comment:

snezanaOctober 23, 2014 at 3:41 pmReply

Phoenix is bird – life is never stop.
Pants rei…

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