Phoenix at Sunrise

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Janet VanD
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I built this over the Christmas holidays, only just now got around to photographing it.

According to legend, the phoenix lives for many centuries. When at last it is old and tired, it flies to the city of Heliopolis, alights atop the temple of Ra and builds a nest of cinnamon bark. The following dawn, the sun god sends a spark which ignites the nest, turning it into a funeral pyre which consumes the bird. Later, a new phoenix emerges from the ashes of its predecessor.

Phoenix at Sunrise 1 by Jessica Farrell, on Flickr

Phoenix at Sunrise 2 by Jessica Farrell, on Flickr