Mythical phoenix rises from Etna’s ashes on May 23, 2016

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Look at these pictures of the mythical phoenix rising from Etna’s ashes on May 23, 2016.

Nature is just too fabulous!

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A phoenix rising from the ashes of Mount Etna? Fabrizio Zuccarello via EtNative – to explore the Mount Etna / Facebook

Did the mystic bird cause the eruption? Well I don’t think so. But it may have arisen from the released column of ash and gas.

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A dove flying in front of the Etna volcano? via EtNative – to explore the Mount Etna / Facebook

In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird – up to 1400 years – that is cyclically regenerated or reborn.

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Signs of peace in the sky? Silvana Buzzurro via EtNative – to explore the Mount Etna / Facebook

Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. Some historians say the phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion.

Here a video of the Mount Etna eruption on May 21, 2016:

In the historical record, the phoenix symbolizes renewals in general as well as the sun, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, and certain aspects of Christian life.

Look at other awesome pictures of lenticular clouds.

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