Phoenix vs Thunderbird - What's the difference?
As a proper noun phoenix
As a noun thunderbird is
* 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.
(mythology) A mythological bird, often associated with stormy weather, especially in various indigenous North American mythologies.
* 1999 , Andrew George, translating Gilgamesh , VII:
An Australian insectivorous songbird (), whose male is conspicuously marked with black and yellow, and has a black crescent on the breast.
- A man there was, grim his expression, just like a Thunderbird his features were frightening.