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The phoenix or phenix (Template:Lang-el Template:IPA-el, Armenian: Փիւնիկ, Persian: ققنوس, Arabic: العنقاء أو طائر الفينيق, Chinese: 鳳凰 or 不死鳥, Hebrew: פניקס) is a mythical sacred firebird that can be found in the mythologies of the Arabian, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese and (according to Sanchuniathon) Phoenicians.


Specific legends

  • Adarna, a Philippine version of the phoenix.
  • Angha, a Huma, Simurgh, Persian phoenixes.
  • Avalerion, an Indian magic bird that drowns itself once it has laid its eggs.
  • Bennu, an Egyptian correspondence to the phoenix.
  • Fenghuang, commonly referred to as the Chinese phoenix.
  • Firebird (Russian folklore), an equivalent of phoenix in Russian mythology.
  • Garuda, mythical bird of ancient India.
  • Kokko, a mythical bird of iron and fire from Finnish folklore.
  • Turul, a mythical bird of the Magyars.
  • Ziz, a legendary pure bird, the protector of all birds, from Hebrew traditions.


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