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Phoenix

By Morigalaxy
"From Death, we rise to Live Another Day"

The Phoenix in Chinese mythology is one of the 4 legendary beasts. The Chinese name for a phoenix is called FengHuang. The name has two parts because it is a separate name for two birds. Feng the male or Yang and Huang the female the yin.  However, throughout the time the Phoenix itself eventually became a symbol that represented mainly female and associated with the Empress. The Phoenix was then considered as the counterpart of dragons; who represented the male- the emperor. The dragon was associated with the moon, and the Phoenix to the sun, the symbol of eternal and everlasting love.

The Phoenix repented the south of the compass. It was a songbird that harmonized the 5 fundamental colors of China at the time: black, white,  red, green, and yellow. I thought it was interesting Fenghuang in Japanese was Ho-oh. Because when I played Pokemon, I always felt the name was odd, but it now makes sense. If you read the Pokemon description, it's pretty similar to the description of the Phoenix.

For me, being born in China, but raised in America, the meaning of Phoenix adapted to some of Egyptian/Greek mythology to it. The bird in any mythology, however, was always related to the sun or fire. The difference between Greek and Chinese mythology is that the bird can decompose to ashes and rise again from its ashy remain.

As an artist, I just wanted to put all that together. The death in the symbol of Phoenix is represented through Spider Lillies. Which are flowers that grow around graveyards. The color purple also represent the morbid side of the Phoenix. However, she rises freely without a care in the world on the swing.

I hope you guys like it. :) Feel free to let me know what you think the Phoenix is.

Here's a cool website to check out some Asian mythological characters: link

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TheGreenSprite's avatar
The patterning is quite beautiful to look at.
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Love this style.
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Thanks! :D More will come in the future.
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Thank you for the feature!
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:D thanks, I try.
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Spectacular work, beautiful and very nicely done.  
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Thank you so much! :D
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My pleasure my friend.
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Like the phoenix, we must rise from the ashes and live again.
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Yes, indeed. We have to become our own sun.
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Amazing! I love the concept and your perspective! :D She is gorgeous :)
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Thank you so much!
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