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My vector drawing of a Phoenix.
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There is a certain bird which is called a phoenix. This is the only one of its kind, and lives five hundred years. And when the time of its dissolution draws near that it must die, it builds itself a nest of frankincense, and myrrh, and other spices, into which, when the time is fulfilled, it enters and dies. But as the flesh decays a certain kind of worm is produced, which, being nourished by the juices of the dead bird, brings forth feathers. Then, when it has acquired strength, it takes up that nest in which are the bones of its parent, and bearing these it passes from the land of Arabia into Egypt, to the city called Heliopolis. And, in open day, flying in the sight of all men, it places them on the altar of the sun, and having done this, hastens back to its former abode. The priests then inspect the registers of the dates, and find that it has returned exactly as the five hundredth year was completed.

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phoenix, bird, frankincense, myrrh, reborn, egypt, heliopolis, myth

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Comments

  • JETAdamson
    JETAdamsonabout 2 years ago

    Very wonderful….Reminds me of an inuit folk art drawing

  • Thank you very much :)
    I like to return your comments by commenting on your work but I think that I have now commented on all your wonderful portfolio :)

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