The Phoenix was a fabulous, red-gold feathered bird, whose body emitted rays of pure sunlight. The bird lived for 500 years. When it died a new Phoenix emerged fully-grown from its body. According to a story, Phoenix, when arrived at a very old age (some say 500 and others 1461), committed himself to the flames.
Others state, that when he died, a worm crept forth from his body and was developed into a new Phoenix by the heat of the sun. His death, further, took place in Egypt after a life of 7006 years.