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Phoenix

 

"The Chinese phoenix exists only in legends and fairy tales. The phoenix was commonly referred to as the "King of Birds." As sovereign of all birds, it has the head of a golden pheasant, a parrot's beak, the body of a mandarin duck, the wings of a roc, peacock feathers and the legs of the crane. With its elaborate beauty, it reigns over the feathered world.  As a supernatural bird, the phoenix embodies the five virtues of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and sincerity. As such, it cannot harm either a single insect or blade of grass. It perches itself only on the finest firmiana tree, eating and drinking nothing but bamboo seeds and sweet spring water."

Phoenix

 

"The Chinese phoenix exists only in legends and fairy tales. The phoenix was commonly referred to as the "King of Birds." As sovereign of all birds, it has the head of a golden pheasant, a parrot's beak, the body of a mandarin duck, the wings of a roc, peacock feathers and the legs of the crane. With its elaborate beauty, it reigns over the feathered world.  As a supernatural bird, the phoenix embodies the five virtues of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and sincerity. As such, it cannot harm either a single insect or blade of grass. It perches itself only on the finest firmiana tree, eating and drinking nothing but bamboo seeds and sweet spring water."

comments (3)

This is a beautiful painting (?) and photographed, and presented very well. I had no idea about the Chinese Phoenix.
your picture of this beautiful painting is superb Beverly... i never knew the legend of the Chinese Phoenix...
i was more familiar with Phoenix / firebird from Elizabeth's part of the world smile
....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Sep 2014, 06:53
I'll have a look on the garden bird table to see if one has arrived today Bev!

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