A mythical sacred firebird; a fire spirit with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet. According to legend the creature always rises from the ashes of its own previously deceased form. It symbolizes immortality and the eternal cycle of death and rebirth.
- Fujiwara no Mokou, a character often associated with phoenixes
- Tag Group:Legendary Creatures
- Hi no Tori, a franchise created by Tezuka Osamu based on the mythical creature.
- Suzaku, vermilion bird of the south, one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations.