Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 18 - Phoenix

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 18 - Phoenix

Welcome to the eighteenth issue of my weekly news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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This week's creature feature is: Phoenix


From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix :

The phoenix is a mythical sacred firebird which originated in the ancient mythologies mentioned in the Phoenician Mythology (Sanchuniathon) and the Egyptian and later the Greek Mythology.
A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of myrrh twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (sun city in Greek).
Flavius Philostratus (c. AD 170), who wrote the biography Life of Apollonius of Tyana, refers to the phoenix as a bird living in India, but sometimes migrating to Egypt every five hundred years. His account is clearly inspired by Garuda, the bird of the Hindu god Vishnu. He considered the bird as an emanation of sunlight, being in appearance and size much like an eagle.



Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:


:thumb76899929: WhinnieMe Phoenix by sandrabong Phoenix Fire by ladyarah ::Matches Phoenix::DETAILS by ExiledChaos phoenix by VixieArts The Phoenix by Suirebit
:thumb136150662: Phoenix by Mistress-Jaeden Burn Out 02 by MulchMedia phoenix by artstain Phoenix tattoo commission by yuumei :thumb66549958:
Forest Phoenix by Nambroth :thumb40533660: Flight of the Phoenix by art-paperfox The rise of the Phoenix by Ruth-Tay Magicka phoenix by Moorstream The Phoenix by petemc
- Phoenix - by kkako Phoenix by JillJohansen Variation on Phoenix Ring by Angi-kat :thumb129892513: Phoenix by Najiri The Phoenix by Dragonsbld
Noble Phoenix Commission by sandrabong Phoenix Kult: The Phoenix by AlMaNeGrA phoenix tattoo design by icarosteel Phoenix Stencil - complete by Gun-Street-Girl Phoenix Wallpaper by Aurinona Phoenix by Irio
Phoenix Of Hope by DrakainaQueen Phoenix by bsguru Phoenix -- Pipe Cleaners by kalicothekat lovec_re by drak The Firebird by Skye-Fyre Houou Earrings Origami Phoenix by pandacub143
Vector: Phoenix by Katolin Phoenix Rises to Ashes by Secret-Label :thumb70001341: :thumb79658918: Phoenix Rising by acrylick Phoenix by DappleHack
Phoenix by N4u2k Phoenixfeathers by Nambroth Plush Phoenix-Rear by sandrabong Phoenix by BodyModifier Phoenix by skwischick Phoenix-Kamiya by origami-artist-galen
Phoenix by Jackablade :thumb47659063: Phoenix 2 by Torrell :thumb76899929: phoenix...... from ashes by lovelycristina
:thumb16588612: Phoenix by Phoeline Rising Phoenix by marauderxla Jade Claw: Phoenix Colored by StarRaven Phoenix Cake by Merilwen Fall of the Phoenix by Lotay



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Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next week for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

:iconladyarah:
~Arah :heart:


Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
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Secret-Label's avatar
thanks for including my fireworks :)