Phoenix Rising from the Ashes - Atlanta, GA
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N 33° 45.279 W 084° 23.357
16S E 741817 N 3738015
Quick Description: The “Phoenix Rising from the Ashes" is the symbol of Atlanta. This statue is located in Woodruff Park at Five Points in downtown Atlanta.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2009 6:39:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM7DZC
The “Phoenix Rising from the Ashes" is the symbol of Atlanta. This statue is located in Woodruff Park at Five Points in downtown Atlanta.
Before the union forces under General Sherman began their "March to the Sea" during the American Civil War, Atlanta was left in ashes. Today Atlanta has risen from those ashes to be one of the premier cities of the south and host to the centennial Olympics in 1996.
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The phoenix is a mythical sacred firebird which originated in the ancient mythologies mentioned in the Phoenician Mythology (Sanchuniathon) and the Egyptian and later the Greek Mythology.
A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of myrrh twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (sun city in Greek).