The Phoenix is a mythical bird which does not die but is cyclically regenerated. The Phoenix is referenced in Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Egyptian, and Native American cultures. In all cultures, the bird is identified with the Sun. It is said to be colorful and vibrant and is said to have peacock like coloring. When the Phoenix senses that its end is near, it builds a nest of aromatic woods and sets it on fire. From the pile of ashes is formed a new young Phoenix. The Phoenix is a symbol or renewal and resurrection.