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Beasts of Myth
"Phoenix, a bird that erupts in a burst of flames and is reborn from its own ashes when it dies. My favourite mythical creature and a fascinating historical symbol."
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The phoenix is closely associated with which Ancient Egyptian god?
The Egyptians invented the phoenix, but it was the Greeks that gave it the name 'phoenix'. What was the Ancient Egyptians name for the phoenix before the Greeks named it?
Christians adopted the symbol of the Phoenix. What did it represent to them?
Life after death/resurrection
The holy spirit
Bofore the phoenix dies it builds itself a nest of what material?
Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in "Harry Potter", has a pet phoenix. What is the name of his phoenix?
Something from a phoenix is said to have the power of healing. What is it?
Egyptians said that the phoenix was similar to which type of bird? Greeks said it looked like another? What did each civilisation say that the phoenix was similar to?
Egyptian: falcon, Greek: hawk
Egyptian: peacock, Greek: heron
Egyptian: heron, Greek: peacock
Egyptian: hawk, Greek: falcon
Where was the phoenix first mentioned in Egyptian history?
Book of the After-Life
Book of Ra
Book of Necromancing
Book of the Dead
The Greeks believed that the phoenix had a beautiful song. Apollo (god of the sun) would stop his chariot (the sun) to listen to its fair song. What did the phoenix live beside in this myth?
The Egyptians had to get the inspiration for the phoenix somewhere. One theory is that the idea came from the African flamingoes that live on the salt flats. It is too hot on the salt flats to put a chick or egg on, so the flamingoes build nests several inches tall to put the chick/egg on. This protects them from the heat. What feature of the flamingo or salt flats gave them the idea of flaming plumage?
The heat that the salt flats give out
The flamingoes' pink/red plumage
None of the above
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