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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 (10)

This is a beautiful painting (?) and photographed, and presented very well. I had no idea about the Chinese Phoenix.
Beverly Andrighetti: This is part of a painted decoration on a small lamp base that I have next to my computer, Elizabeth. The original background is beige; I changed it to the colour you see here to give it a little more vibrancy.
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
Beverly Andrighetti: I'm intrigued by Chinese legends, Peter. This one in particular as I see this Phoenix decoration every day. It is painted on the base of a small lamp I have sitting next to my computer. For this image I changed the background from beige to the colour you see here.
  • 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!
Beverly Andrighetti: Here's hoping it flew in especially for you, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 2 Sep 2014, 09:27
The Chinese Phoenix could be me Bev. judging by the qualities...I wish.
Beverly Andrighetti: I'm sure you possess each and every one of them, Chad.
Nice to read the explanation with it
Beverly Andrighetti: Chinese legends are quite fascinating, Chantal.
What a superb painting! Thank you for the explanation Beverly.
Beverly Andrighetti: Much appreciated, Richard. This is decoration on a small lamp I have sitting next to my computer. I just changed the background colour from beige to the one you see here.
Interesting to read all this Bev
Beverly Andrighetti: Yes, Chinese legends can be very interesting, Martin.
I just got my education, Beverly, from this gorgeous tribute to the Phoenix.
Beverly Andrighetti: So pleased you did, Ginnie. I see this image of the Phoenix every day. It is part of a decoration on a small lamp base that sits beside my computer. The original background is beige. I changed it to the colour you see here to make it stand out a bit.
exquisite work of art, Beverly.
Beverly Andrighetti: Many thanks. A decoration on the base of a small lamp next to my computer, Ayush. Background colour changed from beige to a richer tint.
I love the lighting on the flower and top layer of the art piece. Nice post.
Beverly Andrighetti: Thank you very much, Jacquelyn. This image is taken from a decorated lamp base that I have beside my computer. I've changed the background colour from beige to the colour you see here.

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