He Who Came Into Being by Himself

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Is the Heron a modern-day Benu Bird, a relic of ancient Egypt?

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The Benu Bird, also spelled Bennu, is the Egyptian Phoenix, with a rich and fascinating mythology.

Ancient Egyptian papyrus of death kneeling before a snake.
Caption:Ancient Egyptian papyrus of death kneeling before a snake. From the collection of the Egyptian Museum of Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Art Media/Print Collector/Getty Images)

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Thanks to Donncha and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic. The Benu Bird, also spelled Bennu, is the Egyptian Phoenix, with a rich and fascinating mythology. Many additional sources are available online via duckduckgo.com (or your own favorite search engine), along with gorgeous art relics, including papyrus images and temple and tomb carvings.

Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for hosting the Wild Bird Wednesday challenge.

Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.
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A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.

Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

© 2014 Babsje. (http://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Benu Bird, Phoenix

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Posted on July 16, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Birds, Great Blue Heron, Mythology, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Cool. We have lots of sand hill cranes around us – they really look prehistoric. And the way they sound prehistoric though we wouldn’t know how they sound:)

    • I’ve seen photos of ancient cave-art showing what are supposedly cranes, so you’re right in observing how prehistoric they look and sound! Glad you like this one.

  2. it absolutely is the same bird, isn’t it?!

  3. Thank you for sharing it with us….

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