The phoenix is the auspicious bird in people’s minds and a symbol of peace in the world. The ancients believed that in times of peace and prosperity, a phoenix would come flying, and the oracle bone inscription of wind is the same as that of phoenix, which means the omnipresence and spiritual power of wind; phoenix is the word for emperor, which means supreme and supreme.
Feng can bring happiness and auspiciousness to people, and naturally it also includes the happiness of love. Therefore, Feng has the meaning of symbolizing love. Later, it was used by people to congratulate a happy marriage, as a metaphor for harmony between husband and wife. In the Tang Dynasty, there was a picture of “Beautiful Phoenix Holding a Concentric Knot” on the bronze mirror, that is, the concentric knot on the phoenix’s mouth symbolizes happy love, to show that the husband and wife are in love with each other.
In Chinese culture, the image of the phoenix not only represents the “harmony” of natural objects, but also the “harmony” of human society. “The “five colors” of the phoenix were later regarded as the symbol of the five ethics of “morality, righteousness, propriety, benevolence and trust” that were harmonious and stable in ancient society.” Secondly, the phoenix has represented harmony, beauty and harmony in the folk since ancient times. Loyalty of love
Like the dragon, the phoenix is an integral part of traditional Chinese culture with a long history. With the progress of society, the symbolic meaning of the phoenix has also undergone corresponding changes. People no longer regard the phoenix as a symbol of autocratic imperial power, but as a symbol of national culture. In the primitive Chinese painted pottery culture about six or seven thousand years ago, there is a prototype of the image of the phoenix.
The phoenix pattern also appeared on the bronze wares of the Shang Dynasty more than 3,500 years ago. As a result, many art treasures with the theme of phoenix were created in the decorative arts of the subsequent Chinese dynasties. These works of art with phoenix patterns as the theme are the representatives of traditional art and reflect the aesthetic taste of the Chinese nation. From the perspective of dragon and phoenix art, the artistic image of the phoenix gives people great spiritual power. Like the dragon, it is the symbol of the Chinese nation. That is to say, the Chinese nation is also the descendant of the phoenix.