The Phoenix is a mythical bird dating back to ancient civilizations and is part of legends and lore. According to mythology it is a mystical creature which has an astoundingly long life span ranging to about a thousand years. It’s believed to be a bird with colourful feathers and tail in gold and scarlet. It does not get sick or afflicted by disease at any given time during its life span. At the end of the life span it’s thought to create a pyre of twigs and ignites itself.
The word”rising like a Phoenix from the Ashes” is often used in sports when a group or an individual on the brink of losing a game or match almost comes back from the brink of certain defeat to triumph in the long run. This victory against all odds has caused the Phoenix bird to be made the mascot or symbol of many organizations and there are several firms named after it.
Another account of phoenix story states that before the bird is swallowed by the flame it lays an egg from which hatches and a new phoenix which will live a million years and then the exact same process is repeated, thereby its lineage continues. Though there’s absolutely no way of ascertaining the truth of either version, both express the exact same theme, triumph over extreme hardship.
The Phoenix bird is a central figure in ancient Lebanese culture as the Lebanese are the descendants of Phoenicians and claim themselves to be the sons of Phoenix. The nation is also having a historic resemblance to the Phoenix, having been destroyed and mended seven times during its history.