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Slavic mythology

Slavic mythology

Алконост /  Alkonost

Алконост / Alkonost

Sirin and Alkonost by Alivis on DeviantArt. Sirin and Alkonost, birds of joy and sorrow. Sirin is a mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird (usually an owl).

Sirin and Alkonost by Alivis on DeviantArt. Sirin and Alkonost, birds of joy and sorrow. Sirin is a mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird (usually an owl).

Slavic mythology. Sirin by Vasylina on deviantART

Slavic mythology. Sirin by Vasylina on deviantART

Gamayun is a prophetic bird of Russian folklore. It is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge and lives on an island in the east, close to paradise. This legendary creature has the body of a bird and the head of a beautiful woman, being quite similar to the Phoenix and being immortal. The Russian folklore compares it to the three prophetic birds, joining Alkonost and Sirin.

Gamayun is a prophetic bird of Russian folklore. It is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge and lives on an island in the east, close to paradise. This legendary creature has the body of a bird and the head of a beautiful woman, being quite similar to the Phoenix and being immortal. The Russian folklore compares it to the three prophetic birds, joining Alkonost and Sirin.

phoenix2_apm.jpg (450×706) Coptic Phoenix

phoenix2_apm.jpg (450×706) Coptic Phoenix

°Firebird by Kagira.

°Firebird by Kagira.

Planche Créatures Fantastiques Deyrolle : Régénération du phénix

Planche Créatures Fantastiques Deyrolle : Régénération du phénix

A phoenix depicted in a book of mythological creatures by F.J. Bertuch (1747-1822)

A phoenix depicted in a book of mythological creatures by F.J. Bertuch (1747-1822)

New Facts You Don’t Know about the Legend of the Phoenix

New Facts You Don’t Know about the Legend of the Phoenix