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Questions tagged [phoenix]

A mythical creature whose central characteristic is death by fire and rebirth from the resulting ashes. Some myths have the same phoenix reborn (as in a type of immortality), others have their offspring born from the ashes.

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How old is Fawkes the Phoenix?

How old is Dumbledore's phoenix, Fawkes? Neither the Wikipedia entry on Fawkes nor the Pottermore article mentions his age. My motivation is mostly curiosity, but also because I believe the age ...
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How did Dumbledore meet Fawkes? [duplicate]

This question is two fold. Firstly, if a phoenix is immortal, then how was it ever born in the first place? Does a phoenix lay eggs like other birds? Secondly, there is not much information ...
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Why is the Harry Potter Phoenix population so low?

Phoenixes are immortal and they have the ability to lay eggs and have children. Logically one would assume that they would be able to find phoenixes everywhere, however in the entire 7 years of Harry'...
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What happens if you blow the ashes as soon as a Phoenix dies?

Phoenixes are immortal, they die and are reborn from their ashes. But what happens if we blow the ashes as soon as the Phoenix dies? And what happens if we recollect those ashes in a place?
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Would a phoenix Horcrux be indestructible?

Inspired by the first revision of this question, later edited to focus on a different topic: The phoenix is emblematic of good in the Harry Potter series. Dumbledore, the leader of the fight against ...
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What happened to Fawkes?

When Fawkes the phoenix is nowhere to be seen. IIRC, we don't see Fawkes in DH, so what happened to him? Did Fawkes just fly away or is he living on the grounds? Where did he go? He's a rare and ...
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How did Dumbledore gain the loyalty of Fawkes?

How did Dumbledore find Fawkes. Did Dumbledore have Fawkes even when working as a Transfiguration teacher or acquired it after having Headmaster position. They both have a very strong bond between ...
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How long does it take for a phoenix to get to full maturity after being “re-born” in the Harry Potter universe?

Fawkes dies and then is "re-born" in the Harry potter universe. Is there anything in canon that shows how long it takes for Fawkes (or any other phoenix) to grow to full maturity after being re-born? ...
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Do Phoenixes have souls?

In Harry Potter universe, do Phoenixes have souls? Canon based answers only please.
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Why wasn't Fawkes killed when it attacked the Basilisk? [duplicate]

In Chamber of Secret Fawkes pecks out the Basilisk's eyes, thus preventing its gaze from killing Harry. But Fawkes wouldn't be able to close his eyes because he need to aim where the Basilisk eyes are ...
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Veil of death: no escape for a Phoenix?

We know that going through the veil of death results in instant death, we also know that when they die, phoenixes burst into flames and are reborn from their ashes. But there's the thing: the veil of ...
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Effect of Basilisk's stare on Fawkes the phoenix

Was there no effect of the basilisk's deathly stare on Fawkes as it flew into the chamber of secrets? After all, we know a basilisk has a fatal effect on animals too (Mrs. Norris). Agreed that it ...
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Was Dumbledore's Phoenix the only Phoenix in Potterverse?

In the Potterverse, Dumbledore had a Phoenix named Fawkes. Was Fawkes the only Phoenix in the Wizarding world?
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Do Phoenixes retain their memories when they rise from the ashes?

According to Harry Potter wiki Dumbledore cared for his Phoenix Fawkes after each of his rebirths, and in return he (Fawkes) was very faithful to the elderly wizard. When told the bird had ...
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Did Voldemort seek out Phoenix tears?

Phoenix tears are able to bring someone back from the brink of death, a position that Voldemort 'lived' in for several years. Did he ever attempt or even consider using phoenix tears to revive himself?...
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Would Phoenix Ashes Have Magical or Healing Properties?

Previous questions about the Phoenix are here and here. I noticed there's a fair amount of potions ingredients that come from creatures or animals and wondered if Phoenix ashes, knowing what we do ...
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Will a Phoenix Eventually Die a Natural Death?

We obviously see Fawkes consumed by fire and then reborn from the ashes in Chamber of Secrets. If a Phoenix lives a natural life (i.e. isn't killed by something) will it continue to burn and be reborn ...