Stories behind a Tattoo

Today in stories behind a Tattoo we are going to tell you the story of the Phoenix.

Stories behind a Tattoo

This mythological bird is reborn from its ashes as this heat will die in November to rise again in February with all its majesty.

In the section of Stories behind a Tattoo we have two generations: one that met the Ave Fénix through the Knights of the Zodiac and another that did so through the benevolent Fawkes, the bird that on more than one occasion saved Harry Potter from ending his adventures prematurely. However, the true story of the Phoenix Bird is so old and occurs in so many cultures that it is impossible to know with certainty where this mythological animal was born.

Although it appears in various religions and mythological stories, the Phoenix always comes to represent more or less the same thing: life after death, the Sun and Fire. That is to say, a tattoo with a Phoenix represents a difficult moment in life that we have overcome, we have known how to “be reborn from our ashes”, and now we are happier and face life with more strength.

Already in Ancient China and India it was said that the Phoenix was a bird that lived 500 years, and that it sacrificed itself at the end of winter to be reborn in spring, when life returned to the earth. She herself created the pyre where it burned, rising from its ashes on the third day. This story reaches Egypt, where Greeks and Romans believed the legendary bird came from, probably because of the Cordoba heat in the Egyptian desert. The Phoenix appears even in pre-Columbian cultures, especially in what is now Mexico. He was represented accompanied by Quetzalcoatl, the main god of the Mexica who was life, light and wisdom, like the Phoenix.

Literature has described the Phoenix as a noble and loyal bird, capable of healing any wound with its tears.

In conclusion, the myth of the Phoenix Bird not only captivates us with its symbolism of renewal and resurgence, but also invites us to reflect on our own capacity for transformation and reinvent ourselves in the face of life’s adversities. Just as the Phoenix is reborn from its own ashes, we too can find strength and hope in the darkest moments, to emerge stronger and brighter than ever.


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