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"The Phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor and symbolizes power, strength and renewal. This mythical sacred firebird can be found in the mythologies of the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese and Assyrians.
Roman Poet Ovid (43 B.C. - 14 A.D.) wrote about the Mythical Phoenix in his Metamorphoses:
" [...] There is one, a bird, which renews itself, and reproduces from itself. The Assyrians call it the phoenix. It does not live on seeds and herbs, but on drops of incense, and the sap of the cardamom plant. When it has lived for five centuries, it then builds a nest for itself in the topmost branches of a swaying palm tree, using only its beak and talons. As soon as it has lined it with cassia bark, and smooth spikes of nard, cinnamon fragments and yellow myrrh, it settles on top, and ends its life among the perfumes.
‘They say that, from the father’s body, a young phoenix is reborn, destined to live the same number of years. When age has given it strength, and it can carry burdens, it lightens the branches of the tall palm of the heavy nest, and piously carries its own cradle, that was its father’s tomb, and, reaching the city of Hyperion, the sun-god, through the clear air, lays it down in front of the sacred doors of Hyperion’s temple."
Our Phoenix fits all Faerybeads bracelet and necklace chains and most chains from other brands.
Faerybeads Phoenix bead - Argentium® Silver
Size: 6.5mm x 15.5mm (outer ∅)
Core: 4.1mm (inner ∅)
Designer: Sita Porte
This bead is such a beautiful addition to my Chinese bracelet. The phoenix is “flowing” around the bracelet with beautiful detail. It’s interesting on all sides no matter how you look at it. It’s delicate, yet a substantial bead. Very pleased!
This bird is so delicate and beautiful, and his plumage is extravagant and detailed. Truly gorgeous bead!