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Phoenix - Firebird

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Hi guys! This is a cover I did for Trance Band, for their album "The Looser Strikes Back". This image was done a couple of years ago
I hope you like it :) .... Since phoenix is a mythologica creature, this is time for:
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In Greek mythology, a phoenix (/ˈfiːnɪks/; Ancient Greek: φοῖνιξ, phoînix) is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. Associated with the Sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some sources, the phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. There are different traditions concerning the lifespan of the phoenix, but by most accounts the phoenix lived for 500 years before rebirth. Herodotus, Lucan, Pliny the Elder, Pope Clement I, Lactantius, Ovid, and Isidore of Seville are among those who have contributed to the retelling and transmission of the phoenix motif.  In ancient Greece and Rome, the phoenix was associated with Phoenicia, (modern Lebanon), a civilization famous for its production of purple dye from conch shells.  In the historical record, the phoenix "could symbolize renewal in general as well as the sun, time, the Empire, metempsychosis, consecration, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, the exceptional man, and certain aspects of Christian life".
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donbats27's avatar

do you sell your art?

SuperSabre-Tooth's avatar

Born of lava in a volcano. Really hot stuff.

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JRTHEDEVIANTARTIST's avatar

Gorgeous!

Beautifully done!

This(along with the depiction of a phoenix being a cosmic entity in the Marvel X-Men comics) is exactly how I always envisioned a phoenix!

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I instinctively thought this was a "fired" version of your previous Everflame Phoenix :XD:

I mean, the pose is quite similar :XD:

Ice Phoenix by GENZOMAN
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Truly incredible :D
Cosmic-Turtle's avatar
You make some of the best art I'v seen on here. Amazing as always.
hobbitshire's avatar
Now that is truly a bird of fire. Fantastic.
SemoneSachaz's avatar
I'm sure Trance Band would appreciate it more if you didn't upload a piddling 1000x1000 size jpg thumbnail and instead uploaded the original size png.
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What an adorable bird! ^_^
starrk10coyote's avatar
the phoenix has so much:" merica fuck ya!" feel 
Rallyguy33's avatar
Wow! Awesome. You can almost feel the heat coming off of this one.
EvilMariobot's avatar
The original "hot wings!"
Sparklet-Rayne's avatar
Birthed from a volcano it looks like.
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