Original φοῖνιξ
Romanization phoinix
Body type Avian
Average height Similar to an eagle
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Non-Sapient (traditionally)
Place of origin Greece
Locomotion Flight
Lifespan 1400 years
Behind the Scenes
Universe Real

The Phoenix is a mythical bird from Greek mythology that can live over 1,400 years. When it dies, it bursts into flames, and a new phoenix rises from the ashes. This creature is often associated with the sun.

Appearances in Media


  • Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling.
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet, by Edith Nesbit.
  • The Phoenix and the Turtle, by William Shakespeare.
  • Sunbird, by Neil Gaiman.


  • Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi

TV Series

  • Dark Shadows
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Supernatural

Video Games

  • Age of Mythology
  • Breath of Fire
  • Final Fantasy series
  • God of War series
  • Guild Wars
  • Heroes of Might and Magic series
  • RuneScape
  • Sonic the Hedgehog series
  • World of Warcraft series

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