The Mythical Phoenix ~Symbolizing rebirth, the myth tells of a beautiful bird that lives up to 1,000 years. When a Phoenix reaches the end of it's life, it builds a nest out of frankincense and myrrh that is set ablaze. The Phoenix willfully enters and cremates itself. From these ashes of the old, a new Phoenix is born and rises. Legends say the cry of the Phoenix is a beautiful song and the tears can heal mortal wounds. It is also a symbol of peace, especially after a period of calamity.