"From the depths of humanity's spirit, out of the heaven and hell within one's soul, I will rise above the ashes of the raging, fiery destruction caused by any and all, regenerating my own mind, body, and power to become greater than ever, a powerhouse of spiritual, celestial, and magical existence." - GODDESSY

According to Ancient Greek mythology, a phoenix is an omnipotent bird that eternally regenerates and is forever reborn. The phoenix is associated with the sun, and obtains its new life by rising above the ashes from the fire of its previous existence.

The phoenix is often pictured with a nimbus, a halo above its head, which symbolizes the birds heavenly connection to the sun. Ancient images of the phoenix often beamed with nimbuses often having seven rays, similar to that of the sun god "Helios".

Even though the bird was recorded as being magically vibrant and colorful, there are many different versions as to the exact hue. One of the most popular beliefs was that the bird boasted red and yellow feathers and wings.

In later years, many other civilizations adopted their distinct version of the phoenix bird, creating whatever legends and folklore they perceived to be relevant in their own specific culture.

Indeed, the phoenix is a mythical bird that never dies, and continues to inspire various cultures and individuals spiritually.

Author's Bio: 

GODDESSY, a portmanteau of "goddess" and "odyssey", was founded in October 1999 by Playboy Centerfold, spokesmodel and author Stephanie Adams, who originally wrote under the pen name "Sorceress". Adams is currently the author of two dozen metaphysical books, astrology calendars and tarot cards, in addition to having been the astrologist and contributing editor for 10 publications as well as a renowned psychic and tarot card reader. Adams is a Leo, born July 24, 1970, raised in New York City, and is an interracial mix of Black, White and American Indian. According to her Playboy pictorial, Adams is the direct descendant of two U.S. presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, later discovering that her lineage also traces back to the House of Plantagenet, Charlemagne, and Merovingian Dynasty. Adams has been featured in and on numerous magazine covers as well as various newspapers such as New York Post, Daily News, Newsday, etc. as well as TV channels 2 (CBS), 4 (NBC), 5 (FOX), 7 (ABC), 9 (WOR) 11 (WPIX), NY 1 News, CNN, etc. and other media such as Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show With David Letterman, Playboy TV, etc. Aside from her active modeling and writing career, Adams decided to dedicate most of her time investing in Fortune 500 companies, enabling her to become a self-made millionaire before the age of 30. Now Adams has decided to dedicate most of her time towards philanthropy, and developing as much of a private life as she can possibly have. Complete book, press information and photos can be found by visiting www.StephanieAdams.com and www.GODDESSY.com.