According to mythology it is a mystical creature which has an astoundingly long life span ranging to around a thousand years. It does not get sick or affected by disease at any given time during its life span. At the end of the life span it’s believed to make a pyre of twigs and ignites itself.
The term”rising like a Phoenix from the Ashes” is often used in sports when a group or an individual on the verge of losing a game or game virtually comes back from the brink of certain defeat to triumph in the long run. This triumph against all odds has caused the Phoenix bird to be made the mascot or symbol of several organizations and there are several companies named after it.
Another account of phoenix story states that before the bird is swallowed by the flame it lays an egg from which hatches and a new phoenix that will live a thousand years and then the same process is repeated, thereby its lineage continues. Though there is no way of discovering the fact of either version, both say the exact same theme, triumph over extreme adversity.
The Phoenix bird is an essential figure in ancient Lebanese culture as the Lebanese are the descendants of Phoenicians and claim themselves to be the sons of Phoenix. The nation is also having a historical resemblance to the Phoenix, having been destroyed and mended seven times during its history.