° Made in the USA from Excelsior Pewter (nickel & lead free)
° Comes with a 34″ cord, pewter bead and booklet
° Measures approximately 1″ in diameter
° This pendant is double-sided
The Phoenix is a magnificent bird-like creature, born from the myths of ancient sun-worshipping peoples. The Phoenix is said to live for centuries. Since it causes it’s own death by self-immolation, and is reborn from it’s own ashes, it has become a symbol of resurrection and immortality for many cultures. The Phoenix is also known as the “Fire Bird.” It’s fiery death and rebirth by it’s own flames makes the Phoenix an important solar symbol. The Ancients likened the Phoenix to the Sun, which blazes brightly through-out the day, escapes to darkness throughout the night, and is reborn in full glory on the morrow. The Phoenix is also an important lunar symbol because it’s death lasts three days- like the darkside of the moon. It is then reborn as the waxing moon. The Phoenix speaks to the yin/yang, light/dark, and feminine/masculine aspects in all of us.
Some say that the tears of the Phoenix have the Miraculous Powers for Healing. In Chinese culture, the Phoenix embodies the totality of the cosmos; Egyptian culture associates the Phoenix with the sun God, Ra, as a symbol of immortality and resurrection. Christian culture also views the Phoenix as a symbol of resurrection analogous to the resurrection of Christ. In Japanese culture the Phoenix signifies justice, obedience, and fidelity. In our ever-changing world of uncertainty and fear, The Phoenix still burns brightly as a symbol of resurrection from the ashes, and of the indomitability and strength of the human spirit!