I think it fitting that this image started out as a photo of a roaring fire. The phoenix is a mythological bird that is continuously regenerated or reborn. It rises from the ashes of it’s former self to begin life anew. Because of this the phoenix has been used to symbolize the sun, renewal itself, religious figures and was adopted as a symbol of the Christian faith early on. It has also been used in modern pop culture many times over. It represents what most humans think they want, immortality, which makes the phoenix an enduring and beloved mythological creature.