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In Persian mythology, the simorgh is akin to a phoenix.
The holder depicts a gold phoenix flying over a nest of laurels and leaves.
Turandot opens in mythical ancient China, replete with sumptuous royals, bedraggled peasants, and a slew of fantastical beasts—phoenixes, unicorns, and giant tortoises carved into the walls of the palace loggia.
Now, her shoulder features a phoenix, its outstretched wings a symbol of her new beginning.
Take for instance Britney Spears’ phoenix-like ascension to No. 1 on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts a year after buzzing her hair and attacking paparazzi with an umbrella.
But fear not, this isn't another earnest pundit's lament for the vital center to emerge, phoenix-like, to form a governing coalition of moderates in both parties.
Make no mistake: This phoenix is emerging from the fire stronger than ever.
The phoenix is Illenium's mascot, and Awake is the emergent moment of that story.
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Origin and Etymology of phoenix
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Phoenix
Phoenicianplay \fē-ˈni-shən\ noun
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