Wednesday, 22 August 2012


The phenix, or phoenix, is a mythical sacred fire bird that can be found in the mythologies of the Arabian, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, Turks, Indians and others.
It is described as a bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phenix or phenix egg arises, reborn a new to live again. The new phenix is destined to live as long as its old self. It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song. The Phenix's ability to be reborn from its own ashes implies that it is immortal, though in some stories the new Phenix is merely the offspring of the older one. In very few stories they are able to change into people.

I've always been fascinated with this mythical bird so here is one of my paintings. Hope you like it.


  1. Ein sehr gelungenes Werk...

    Servus und so long

  2. Good morning And!I am following to!Thank you for your comment and for your visit!You are always welcome!!Nice post!I love your paintings!Greetings from Athens!!DIMI...

  3. Lindo!!Ótimo dia,beijos,chica

  4. Beautiful colors and execution ! And thanks for the text attach to it !
    Have a nice day !

  5. Oi Andy!

    Belo post!!! e informações também!

    DEUS abençoe sua semana!

  6. il tuo dipinto è bellissimo, la fenice è una figura mitologica che mi ha sempre affascinato, e poi nella vita capita spesso di dover rinascere dalle proprie ceneri.
    un abbraccio. Mariella

  7. Hello,
    What a fantastic painting!! Great how you have done this.

    Greetings, Marco

  8. Helló! Köszönöm a látogatást!

  9. Hello, And.

     Your heartwarming works fascinates my heart.

     Thank you for your kindness.
     And i pray for you and yours peace.

    Have a good week-end. From Japan, ruma ❃

  10. Good composition!
    Have a happy Sunday!

  11. Wow...what a beauty!!
    like the colors!

    greeting Nieske