The Phoenix is the Greek name for an ancient Middle Eastern legend that spread across Europe and the Far East. According to legend the Phoenix is a holy bird that lives for one thousand years. At the end of this time he builds a nest of precious herbs and spices, like cinnamon and myrrh, and sets it on fire. The fire completely consumes the Phoenix and reduces his body to ash. In the remnants of the burnt nest there appears an egg, from which the phoenix hatches anew and lives for another one thousand years. A tear from the phoenix can heal any injury and even raise the dead.

The Phoenix is a symbol of purity, holiness, and rebirth.
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