His appearance was considered in all cases a highly favorable sign, marking the world and beneficent rule or predicting the emergence of the great sage. A pair of phoenix meant emperor and sage.

Christianity: the resurrection of Christ, destroyed by fire of passions and rise again on the third day, victory over death, faith, constancy.

Egypt: identified with Benn, solar bird as a symbol of the sun beginning, resurrection and immortality, associated with Ra.

It was felt that the phoenix symbolized also spiral ascent Sirius, which in ancient times was a sign of the spill Nile.

Japan: The Sun, sportsmanship, loyalty, justice, obedience.

Rome: the revival and the eternal existence of the Roman Empire, the divine origin of the empire.

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