Arts & English for young learners

15 December 2010


Filed under: Symbols — adrianscgi23 @ 11:45

Here are some cases in which the phoenix appears taking part in a symbol

The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Although the name of the team is like this because of the city where it has been created, the city is called like that because this name represents the idea of a city born from the ruins of a former civilization (A Native American village). The name was suggested by Lord Darrell Duppa, in the nineteenth century.

Granollers Fénix Club de fútbol américa. This club was refunded several times along the time, that’s why it’s similar to the mythological creature, because it reborns form its ashes. The effort of all members of the club has kept the team alive, like a phoenix fighting for survival. At this moment they are looking for sponsors.

Fénix Club de rugby Zaragoza. A phoenix is a mythical bird that is a fire spirit with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. This is the way this team was reborn over and over again, because through the time this team has been closed and opened many times, (because of some economical problems) that’s why it’s called “Fenix”, which is the Spanish word for “Phoenix”.

The Order of the Phoenix

The Order of the Phoenix is a fiction secret society founded by Albus Dumbledore to oppose Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters in the Harry Potter books (by J.K Rowling). The original Order was created in 1970, after Voldemort returned to England from abroad and started his campaign to take over the Ministry of Magic and persecute Muggle-borns. The Order worked with the Ministry to oppose the Dark Lord and his followers, and played a crucial role in the First Wizarding War. Victory came in 1981 at the cost of many of their members.

The Order disbanded, but was reconvened in 1995 after Harry Potter informed Dumbledore of Lord Voldemort’s return. This group is called “The order of the Phoenix” because the phoenix is Dumbledore’s symbol. Dumbledore likes this animal, because it represents immortality, (Dumbledore is more than 150 years old) and hope, as the phoenix always reborns, and these are this great wizard’s maxims.

14 December 2010


Filed under: Symbols — laurarpgi23 @ 22:58

A mermaid is a mythological aquatic creature with a female human head and torso and the tail of a fish. Mermaids have a broad representation in folklore, literature, and popular culture.The word is a compound of mere, the Old English word for “sea”, and maid, a woman. Mermaids sometimes sing to people and gods and enchant them, distracting them from their work and causing them to die.


The Starbucks logo is a ”twin-tailed” mermaid. Starbucks was a ”Moby Dick” character. The Starbuck’s founder had worked for the navy and had a tattoo of a mermaid, which is related also to ”Moby Dick”.


By Cristina and Laura

10 December 2010


Filed under: Symbols — marinadhgi23 @ 23:29

They symbolize hope, renewal, luck, fortune, truth, beauty… We have chosen some examples of stars:

1. Converse All Star: The blue star in the centre, symbolizes the best basketball players in the world, who many years ago wore Converse trainers in their matches.


2. The star of the ambulance, symbolizes the Paramedics, and the six ways to save lives. It is called, the star of the life.

3. The stars of the European flag symbolize the union of countries which form Europe. The number of stars symbolizes the perfection and the unit.


4. David’s star symbolizes the union of God and the humanity. It is the symbol of the Judaism and it was used by them to be identified by the Nazis.

5. Belen’s star, it was used to guide the Three Wise Men to the birth of Jesus.

6. The 50 stars of the USA flag, symbolize the fifty states which form the USA.

7.  The stars of Madrid flag, symbolize two things: first, it symbolizes the stars which form the Little Bear constellation (you can see it from Sierra de Guadarrama, which delimit the old city council of Madrid); the second, is that seven stars were in the Madrid‘s coat of arms with other castles.

8. The red star, symbolizes the socialism and the communism. It appears in the old URSS, North Corea, Benin, old Yugoslavia and Albania flags; in many coats of arms; and in many war emblems.

9. The Star Damm beer has got a star in its bottle. In its origin, it was called Golden Star, because the colour of the beer, but in 1991, it changed its name to Star Damm, like its creator August Kuentzmann Damm.

10. The logotype of Mercedes Benz is a three pikes star, the legend said that Daimler (creator of car) wrote to her daughter Mercedes a postcard with a map, and in the map there was a star in the first Mercedes Benz factory. But people also said that the star, symbolizes the earth, the sea and the air, elements in which Daimler’s motors where pioneers to travel by.

By Claudia, Paula Pérez and Marina Díaz. 3ºC

5 December 2010


Filed under: Symbols — Claudia @ 0:03

They symbolize hope, renewol, luck, fortune, beauty. We have coose 5 stars:

1. Converse all star: It symbolize the stars of the world of the stars of basketball

2. I symbolize the live of persons

3. It symbolize the first 12 countries which form Europe

4. It symbolize the jew religion

5.Iy symbolize  the birth  of jesus

By claudia, paula and marina

3 December 2010

The rooster

Filed under: Symbols — inesgmgi23 @ 23:29

 The rooster represents the emblem of vigilance and activity, it’s also a symbol of courage, abundance, fertility, but also the animal of choice for divination and witchcraft practices.Also it is very important for christian religion.

         Marta and Inés.

30 November 2010

Symbols: Eagles

Filed under: Symbols — Sergio Arrutia Noriega @ 14:33

We have choosen  5 images that represents the eagle:


*This image reprents Russia .It is the national symbol,It became the symbol of the Zar´s in (1917)


 It is the american eagle ,it is holding  an olive branch, symbolizing peace, and the other a bundle of 13 arrows, one for each of the original states of U.S.A


It is the symbol of Toledo´s city.The eagles represents the auority and there are two kings they represents the strenght of the city,they also represent that the kings lived in Toledo many years ago


*It is the symbol of Gemany .It became the symbol in 1806 when Germany was lead by the Holy Roman Empire.


*It´s the symbol of U.S.A post.It represents the fast of  post-delivery.It means that ,they´ll give your package as quick as they can

Sergio Arrutia and Ramón Sanfeliz 3ºA


Filed under: Symbols — nahuelcgi23 @ 14:21

Here we have five symbols which represents Pegasus:

Pegasus Comunity

This is the symbol which represents a comunity of people.


This pegasus represents a kind of Fuel called Mobiloil.


This is the pegasus that represents a brand of trucks very famous in Spain.


That pegasus represents a brand of toys.


This pegasus represents a brand of puzzles which are very difficult to make.

By NaHuEl,BoRjA and SaNtIaGo.


Symbols (swan) by Marina Picallo and Paula Nozal 3ºB

Filed under: Symbols — marinapagi23 @ 14:19

swanSwans, genus Cygnus, are birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Sometimes, they are considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae. There are six to seven species of swan in the genus Cygnus; in addition there is another species known as a swan, the Coscoroba Swan, although this species is no longer considered related to the true swans. Swans usually mate for life, though ‘divorce’ does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure.The swans are the largest members of the duck family Anatidae, and are amongst the largest flying birds. They also have a patch of unfeathered skin between the eyes and bill in adults. A swan means:

  • Love
  • Grace
  • Union
  • Purity
  • Beauty
  • Dreams
  • Balance
  • Elegance
  • Partnership
  • Transformation

The swan may also bear messages of love and relationships swan


Filed under: Symbols — pablossgi23 @ 14:17

The centaurs are a composite race of creatures,part human and part horse.They form part of the Greek mythology.They appear in a lot of pictures and they represent the strength of the horses and the intelligence of the humans.Some famous pictures where they appear are:


Some people believe in them but I think it is a legend.It says that their enemies are the lápitas.


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