THE PHOENIX | Draw My Life

THE PHOENIX | Draw My Life

One of the mythological creatures that has
aroused more interest over the time is the phoenix. A bird that has fascinated hundreds of cultures
and people thoughout history for being an universal symbol of rebirth and immortality. The word phoenix comes from the Greek word
phoinix, which means “red”. This creature is usually depicted as a huge
bird in flames, with a golden body and scarlet wings, whose feathers radiate a great glow. It had great endurance, control over fire
and infinite wisdom. But undoubtedly its most representative feature
is the power to burn and rise from its ashes. Some fables claim that the Phoenix lived in
the deserts of Arabia, near a well of fresh waters where it bathed every day and sang
a beautiful song. However, the truth is that its origins cannot
be situated in a single point on the map since this creature is common to many civilizations,
which have been building their own legends around it. Thus we can find representations of the phoenix
in China, Central America or Egypt. It is in this last country where we find the
first mythological references through the Greek historian Heródotus. For the ancient Egyptians the equivalent to
the Phoenix was the Bennu, a sacred bird similar to a héron, with long legs and two large
feathers on the head like a crest. The Egyptians associated it with the rise
of the Nile, the Sun, death and rebirth. It was a creature that deemed it necessary
to renew itself from time to time in order to acquire greater wisdom. That is why every 500 years a nest was built
with beautiful aromatic branches, and while singing a beautiful song it set it on fire
and burned with it until consumed by the flames. Three days later, a new Bennu was reborn from
its ashes, stronger and wiser. Afterwards, Bennu took its remains to Heliopolis,
to the temple of the god Ra, initiating a new cycle of life with which to inspire the
Egyptian people. On the other hand we have the Christian version,
in which the Phoenix was a noble creature with strong principles born in the Garden
of Eden, under the Tree of Good and Evil. It is said that when Adam and Eve were expelled,
the angel who banished them gave off a spark that burned the bird’s nest, igniting it. But since the Phoenix maintained its honor
and refused to taste the forbidden fruit, immortality was granted, and instead of dying
obtained the power to be reborn from its ashes. Its mission since then has been to share the
wisdom it had had since its origins in Eden, and to inspire all those who sought knowledge. But in addition to this gift, it also possessed
the gift of strength, and it was said that its tears were capable of healing. Over time this creature has become the image
of physical and spiritual rebirth, personifying the power of fire, which purifies and bestows
immortality. It also represents the Sun, which dies at
the end of each day and reappears at the next dawn. Today it is also considered a figure of resílience,
our ability to overcome difficult situations and adapt to them. That is why nowadays it is usual to hear expressions
such as “rise from the ashes” or “be reborn like the phoenix”, showing the strong symbology
that this creature still has on humanity.

100 thoughts on “THE PHOENIX | Draw My Life

  1. When I was a kid I believe that phoenix was real and I wanna buy one… But then I found out its just a mythical creature…

    Man I wish it was real…

  2. Tik tak I love 💕 video so much since you have done ✅ a small video about my name and mentioned my name and you’ve kept drawing me me to tell who my name is and tell me what I know that I didn’t know about my self tik tak

  3. Yes thanks god I’ve came here and I saw you posted this 45min ago I was like am I late and me wasn’t YUUUS

  4. I watch your videos from India and I love your accent a lot so and also tik tak too
    here I got a topic it is a real thing that happened in South India a lady named "Stree" roamed their and haunted the people for years it would be so amazing if u showed that in your drawings and how people fought with that witch

  5. Wow who else wants to be a fictional animal

    I know I won’t get likes but I know everyone (almost) would like to be one,or a animal that does exist

  6. story about Pheonix
    Moltres apears at the end
    Me: of course Moltres apeared its a fire flying type and is a bird with fire powers -_-

  7. Reminds me of the secret greeting in Black Butler when they say "We are the Phoenix!"

    Hehehe. Also, I never heard about the Phoenix associating with the Garden of Eden. No one has ever related the Phoenix with Christianity before either. (Phoenix is my favorite mystical animal.)

  8. Lil sis: sissy can i get a pheonix?
    Meh: oky gives pokeball
    Lil sis: opens the pokeball
    Meh: Now thats a pheonix 😎
    Lil sis : •-• oky

  9. The first thing that came in my mind is “BIRD OF DUMBLEDOREEEE IS THAT YOUUUU???!!!”

  10. I really like your vids can u please film somthing about greek mythology just like that i would much aprecciate it 🙂 Thanks ffor your amazing vids and also your horor vids pleae at ending please don't put a scary horor shout and face please thank you.

  11. 🦊❤I'm very happy to see your video.😀Your video is beautiful and amazing.❤👍 Your video will make people happy.🦊 I wish you luck today.Thank you, my friend.❤

  12. Hmmm this is meh thought what would happen if a bird was on fire and they thought it was normal for the bird and called it Phoenix then when it turned into ashes and the same type of bird was on fire and swooped in after the bird was turned into ashes and the ashes where like gone (becz the other bird swooped in) (this is just meh imagination on wut happened lmao)

  13. actully the qheonix IS real u just cannot see him cuz he looks like fire hes the fire spirit he controls the fire and valcanos u cant see him but if YOU see a wild fire..thats hime make ing it

  14. I Live in Egypt And If U Don't Believe Me. Here I'll write in Arabic for you! العربي btw I love ur Vids!

  15. This is my moms account but my actual name is Phoenix and I was named after that same exact bird. How wonderful is that.

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