Monday, December 24, 2007
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Since a part of my blog is about comparing two similar things from different sides of the globe, allow me today, to blog about similar mythical creatures that continually enchant the globe.
One of the mythical birds connote power and the other one is about grandeur. We're talking about the Phoenix and the Sarimanok.
The Phoenix have complex origins across the Eurasian landmass. The mythical bird has origins from Japan to China, to Greece and down to Egypt. It also has a Judeo-Christian origin as it was believed that the Phoenix was the only animal that did not join Adam from his banishment from the Garden of Eden.
The Phoenix is also popularly known to live and die after every 100 years.
The Sarimanok, meanwhile, traces its origin from early Islamic legend wherein Mohammad saw a giant rooster in the first heaven. Islamic myth also tells that the Sarimanok will only stop crowing once the Judgement day would arrive.
The Sarimanok also is a popular mythical creature in the Southern Philippines.
I hope you were able to learn a thing here!
Have a great day and Happy Holidays!!!!
This post was written by: Jerick Baluyot
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