Cadmus vs Phoenix - What's the difference?
(en proper noun
(Greek mythology) A Phoenician prince, son of king Agenor of Tyre. Was sent by his royal parents to seek and return his sister Europa after being abducted from Phoenicia by Zeus. Credited with founding Greek city of Thebes and inventing Greek alphabet.
* phenix, , pheonix
(mythology) A mythological bird, said to be the only one of its kind, which lives for 500 years and then dies by burning to ashes on a pyre of its own making, ignited by the sun. It then arises anew from the ashes.
(figuratively) Anything that is reborn after apparently being destroyed. Usually used as a simile.
(mythology) A mythological Chinese chimerical bird whose physical body symbolizes the six celestial bodies.
- Astronomers believe planets might form in this dead star's disk, like the mythical Phoenix rising up out of the ashes.