3198, Phoenix Wristlet Finger Puppet from Folkmanis
Rising like the sun, the Folkmanis Phoenix Wristlet is a flaming beauty to behold. Capture the spirit of light and hope with this legendary bird designed with brilliant ombre body printing with hanging elements, vinyl accents, plush flames, movable head and an ashed tail that wraps around your wrist with a magnetic clasp.
FUN FACTS ABOUT The MYTHICAL PHOENIX:
The phoenix is an immortal bird associated with Greek mythology (with analogs in many cultures) that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor. Some legends say it dies in a show of flames and combustion, others that it simply dies and decomposes before being born again.
The origin of the phoenix has been attributed to Ancient Egypt by Herodotus and later 19th-century scholars, but other scholars think the Egyptian texts may have been influenced by classical folklore. Over time the phoenix motif spread and gained a variety of new associations; Herodotus, Lucan, Pliny the Elder, Pope Clement I, Lactantius, Ovid, and Isidore of Seville are among those who have contributed to the retelling and transmission of the phoenix motif. Over time, extending beyond its origins, the phoenix could variously "symbolize renewal in general as well as the sun, time, the Empire, metempsychosis, consecration, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, the exceptional man, and certain aspects of Christian life". Some scholars have claimed that the mythological phoenix motif as a symbol of Christ's resurrection.
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