The phoenix is regarded as the epitome of all birds or simply as the king of birds because it embodies the characteristics of many other feathered species.

It represents transformation, death, and rebirth in its fire. Though by no means the only ways of promoting good marriage, the dragon and phoenix together are a classic prescription, owing in large measure to the power of each individual symbol for creating good feng shui in your home. Deeply rooted in Chinese culture, dragon and phoenix were regarded as the most scared animals and used to be emblems of emperor and empress. Phoenix Bird Symbolism. In traditional Chinese culture, the phoenix, referred to as feng huang, was seen as a noble bird that was able to judge the character of human beings and confer blessings on the righteous. The mythical phoenix animal totem is the keeper of the fire in all of creation. The Chinese dragon is traditionally the embodiment of the concept of yang (male), while phoenix was paired (yin, female) with dragon. As a powerful spiritual totem, the phoenix is the ultimate symbol of strength and renewal. In feng shui practice, pairing the symbols of the dragon and the phoenix together is a common means of keeping (and attracting) the energy of harmonious communication. Phoenix Animal Totem Symbolism. The phoenix is probably the most iconic mythical bird in human history. Multiple cultures, from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, and Arabs, revered the bird.