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Old 02-06-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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Well I'm just reserving my space in this month's challenge since I'm loving the topic!!!

Anyway... I've decided on a Mythological Phoenix Bird... my inspiration comes from the game Age of Mythology because I loved how they looked in the game so I'm gonna go for something similar to that.

About the Phoenix:
The phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death. In ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, it is associated with the sun god.
According to the Greeks, the bird lives in Arabia, near a cool well. Every morning at dawn, the sun god would stop his chariot to listen to the bird sing a beautiful song while it bathed in the well.

Only one phoenix exists at a time. When the bird felt its death was near, every 500 to 1,461 years, it would build a nest of aromatic wood and set it on fire. The bird then was consumed by the flames.

A new phoenix sprang forth from the pyre. It embalmed the ashes of its predecessor in an egg of myrrh and flew with it to Heliopolis, "city of the sun," where the egg was deposited on the altar of the sun god. In Egypt, it was usually depicted as a heron, but in the classic literature as a peacock or an eagle.



Wish me luck cuz I know I'll need it

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Nice job with the research! Looking forward to it!
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...wow dude, i thought of the SAME exact creature because of the SAME exact source.....Age of Mythology made the phoenix cool again. Well back to the drawing boards....can't wait to see you complete it though, since you have more experience i'm sure we are all in for a treat
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Looking forward to this emo, haven't played Age of Mythology, you'll have to post some screenshots of the phoenixs in the game

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here is a screen shot of what it looks like in the game...

this is what it looks like from the different views..

SO... my aim is to make it all outta fire... so I'm pretty much going to do an Animation (or I hope so)...

also, in that shot, it has the blue on it's wings but that's for the players color of course so I wont put that

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