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  fenghuang

 

Thailand

Fenghuang, Immortal Birds from Chinese mythology. Its name is a compound word, with the prefix feng referring to a male species and the suffix huang referring to the female. Both have become blurred into a single entity with no distinction of gender, having both male and female connotations.

 

It is thus the representation of high merit and grace, that symbolizes the union of yin and yang. Fenghuang is a composition of many birds and is often portrayed with the head of a golden pheasant, a short hooked beak like that of a parrot, the body of a mandarin duck, the legs of a crane bird, the tail of a peacock and the wings of a swallow.

 

  fenghuang