Bennu Bird

Bennu Bird - Egyptian

Assumed form of gods Ra and Horus.

    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 ashes.