Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Phoenix - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

The phoenix is a mythical creature mentioned in lots of different mythology, Phoenix known as a giant bird who receive different names depending on which culture is cited. These was various start from Fêng-Huang (China) until Benu (Egypt), or Ho-oh (Japan) and Yel (North America). At its origin, Phoenix was a small bird that lived in Eden. Phoenix was the only creature who did not want to taste the forbidden fruit, overcoming temptation. Unfortunately a spark came to a small nest and the bird burned, but as a reward for overcoming the temptation banned was granted immortality.

Phoenix emerged from the ashes like a giant bird of unmatched beauty and singing. In appearance, the phoenix resembles an eagle but ten times larger, is involved in fire and its reddish plumage is so beautiful that all animals were creating envy him. This magical creature symbolizes immortality, regeneration and ressurection. Some say that Phoenix lives during hundred years, and then incinerated in their own nest for a new Phoenix reborn from the ashes, others say it is able to live up to 1461 years, some even claim that during live 12954 years. Other theories for the regeneration of bird ensures that it dies steeped in his own semen and that the new Phoenix is responsible for carrying the body of his father to the holy city of Heliopolis where it is incinerated.

In Final fantasy series phoenix became the powerful summon to attack enemy and healing the party as well. In Final Fantasy VIII you will need an Phoenix Pinion to call him, he able to appear randomly when the party were annihilated and ressurect all party member at once.

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