This brightly designed illustration features the immortal phoenix. One of the most intriguing creatures of mythology, this fanciful fire bird is said to be reborn each time it dies. In many legends, it builds a fiery pyre for itself or simply combusts in flames, and is then reborn out of the ashes of its previous body. Symbolizing the sun and rebirth, this unique mythological creature was described in both Greek and Roman legend. The roots of its legend may even stretch back to Egyptian mythology and the worship of the Bennu, a heron-like bird which was also associated with the sun and rebirth.
Of course, having lived in Arizona most of my life, I also associate this bird with our capital city of Phoenix, which thrives in the middle of the inhospitable desert of the American southwest.
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© 2015 Artwork by Sarrah Wilkinson
Completion date: 7/28/2015 - Page last updated: 7/29/2015
Keywords: phoenix button, firebird pin, pinback button design, red, yellow, orange, gold, fiery phoenix, fire bird, mythological bird, Greek mythology, Roman mythology, creature of myth