~ Ovid, as quoted in Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
Phoenix, Beijing, China
by Uwe Mayer
Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan
Nadir Divan-Beghi Madrasah, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
by Jon Tucker
Phoenix detail, Aberdeen Bestiary
Phoenix sculpture in Phoenix, Arizona
Designed by Paul Coze
photo by Alan English
Perhaps the most famous phoenix is Albus Dumbledore's Fawkes, who has his own song:
* Did you know that you can get Fawkes-colored yarn? From more than one person, at that.
* A collection of phoenix art
* How to draw a phoenix
* A Joan of Arc/phoenix connection:
First in the ranks see Joan of Arc advance,
The scourge of England and the boast of France!
Though burnt by wicked Bedford for a witch,
Behold her statue plac'd in glory's niche;
Her fetters burst, and just releas'd from prison,
A virgin phoenix from her ashes risen.
~ Lord Byron, in English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809)