Often regarded as another form of the Phoenix.
Believed to be the reincarnation or assumed form of gods like
Ra and Osiris, it was the call of the Bennu bird on the Benben Column
that heralded Creation.
The legends of the Phoenix are often applied to the Bennu Bird, though
it resembles a lapwing or heron, while the Phoenix is depicted as more
powerful, like an eagle.
There are several myths about the appearance of the Phoenix. The most
well known is of how it appeared in Arabia every five hundred years
to build a funeral pyre. The bird set this ablaze, and then plunged
into it. After being consumed by the fire, a new Phoenix rose from the