In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The award is named in recognition of the mythological phoenix, a bird that lived five centuries, died and was reborn from its own ashes.
- Unicorns, elves, leprechauns, phoenixes, griffins, and humans all existed very peacefully together on Earth, until evil was set loose.
- The phoenix was a mythical bird of ancient Egypt which reputedly burned every 500 years and rose rejuvenated from its ashes.
- Like the mythical phoenix, which arose in its own ashes, the ram was chosen as a natural symbol of resurrection because of its ability, when shorn, to replenish its stock of wool.
- A phoenix is a bird that rises from the ashes of its deceased predecessor.
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