A phoenix bird biting a branch

A phoenix bird biting a branch

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Caption: A phoenix bird biting a branch, burning, illustrating the text that when it felt that it was growing old, it would make its own funeral pyre, and allow itself to be consumed in the flames, which it fanned with its wings, and that it would rise again from the ashes, Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. 2nd quarter of the 13th century Author Giraldus Cambrensis.

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Keywords: animal, animal categories, art genres, bestiary, bird, book, document, giraldus cambrensis, historical, history, latin, mythical beast, mythology, phoenix, text, visual works, with extracts from giraldus cambrensis on irish birds, written language

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