Makes sense as we've now been bombarded with visual images of the phoenix. This one got by me (madonna's super bowl show in the world peace lights), but Joseph Herrin's blog noticed it:
Here's what he said about it:
"If you look closely, you can see in this image the form of a Phoenix rising from the fire and ashes. The Phoenix is a symbol of Satan. He was cast down to the earth and consumed in fire at the judgment of Yahweh. Yet he boasts that he will arise from the ashes, reborn to rule as god of this world."
as compared to:
and last night @ the grammys katy perry has a phoenix emblazed in the flames, we noticed it. You can see it briefly here @ the 4:07-4:08 mark:
I wish I knew how to do a screenshot because it's so fast.
This is from wikipedia, it gives the history of the phoenix/ben ben stone of egyptian mythology:
The Benben stone, named after the mound, was a sacred stone in the solar temple of Heliopolis. It was the location on which the first rays of the sun fell. It is thought to have been the prototype for later obelisks, and the capstones of the great pyramids were based on its design. Their tips (pyramidia) were probably gilded. The phoenix, the bennu bird, was venerated at Heliopolis, where it was said to be living on the Benben or on the holy willow. According to B Kemp the connection between the benben, the phoenix, and the sun may well have been based on alliteration: the rising, weben, of the sun sending its rays towards the benben, on which the benu bird lives. Utterance 600 of the Pyramid Texts speaks of Atum as you rose up, as the benben, in the Mansion of the Benu in Heliopolis (Hart, p.16).
and more here: http://quezi.com/162