The bit of research, that I sometimes do, adds to the pleasure of putting together an entry for Illustration Friday every week. This week I discovered that references have been made to the Phoenix in myths across the world!
In Indian mythology we refer to the Phoenix as Garuda. He is said to have had a golden body, red wings, an eagles beak, a white face and a crown. And while I dont know about rising from the ashes, Garuda, a lesser deity, is said to have had Soma the drink of immortality. And because of this he was chosen to be the mount of Vishnu, the Preserver, a part of the Trimurti in Hindu Religion.