Mythical creatures: thunderbird. (Click for more creatures) - the Native Americans believed that certain birds brought storms with them. The myth probably originated when they noticed birds would soar long and high on the warm updrafts that roll through before a storm.
`.Phoenix, rebirth and renewal...The phoenix is a mythical bird which consumed itself by fire every 500 years and a new young phoenix sprang from its ashes.Legend has it that the phoenix lands on nothing but the greatest treasures. It is the highest-ranked bird in China and