Piper: "Phoenix."
Phoebe: "Flies but doesn't bite."
Piper and Phoebe Halliwell searching the Book of Shadows[src]

The Phoenix is a magical bird possessing the power of flight. It is not known to attack humans.[1]

According to legend, Phoenix birds are capable of rising from their ashes. Phoenix Witches are born with the mark of the Phoenix, symbolizing their rise from Salem's ashes. Additionally, they possess the ability of reconstitution, allowing them to reform their bodies after it has been destroyed.[2]



Shakespeare's Phoenix feather

During the 16th century, a couple known as Romeo and Juliet were accidentally cursed into a time loop when William Shakespeare wrote their love story with a quill made from the feather of a Phoenix. The young couple was forced to relive their tragic love story in a never ending cycle until their curse was finally broken when they were wedded by Phoebe Halliwell, one of the Charmed Ones.[3]

Powers and Abilities[]

Active Powers
  • Flight: The ability to propel oneself through the air. Phoenix have wings.
  • Reconstitution: The ability to reform one's body after total destruction. According to legend, Phoenix possess such ability.
Other Powers
  • Enchanted Feathers: A phoenix feather is magical itself. If a person's life story is written with a phoenix's feather, their soul will be trapped in cycle, forced to reincarnate and live their life story over and over again. The cycle can only be broken by the intervention of immensely powerful magic.

Notes and Trivia[]

See Also[]


  1. Based on the conversation between Piper and Phoebe in "Bite Me".
  2. As seen in "Chris-Crossed".
  3. As revealed in season 9 comic issue, "Innocents Lost".