Recommended for ages 4+
What kind of bird lays no eggs? A Phoenix, of course, the mythical bird of fire, often associated with the sun. After living an impossibly long life, the creature is consumed by flame, only to be reborn from the ashes.
Scientific Name: Phoenix
Characteristics: Always portrayed as large and colorful, this Phoenix figure captures the most popular views of the mythical creature. With wings like flames, it looks ready to launch into the sky.
Size and Color: The mix of shades of red, orange, and yellow truly look like the flaming pyre from which the Phoenix is born. And at 7 inches wide, the figure lives up to its large reputation!
History: The Phoenix myth goes all the way back to the ancient Egyptians, from where it spread through European and Asian civilizations. Cultures as far away as Persia and China have their own Phoenix myths, stories of a bird that lived several lifetimes before being consumed in flame. The story doesn’t end there, though, as the colorful bird is soon born again from the ashes, soaring into the sky to start its journey again.