The tales of Phoenix appear in mythology Arab, Greek, Roman, and of the ancient Far East. In the Greek and Egyptian tales, Phoenix represented the sun, dying in flames at the end of the day and rising each morning. The first Christians came to look at the flight of Phoenix like symbol of rebirth and resurrection, leaving the Old World for the new world of the spirit, dying and rising still, Rene. It symbolized the victory of the life over death, immortality, and the resurrection of Christ. The Jewish legend describes Phoenix as a creature which did not leave the paradise with Adam, and who his legendary longevity is due to the abstention from the prohibited fruit which tried the �first man �. On the Roman coins, Phoenix represented an imperishable empire.