In Ancient China, The Fenghuang were seen as very ancient Bird Beings that ''ruled'' over all other ''fowls'' of both the land and air. Thus, ancient Emperors and Queens would sent great expeditions throughout China to locate The Fenghuang and bring them back to Court. The ''ownership'' of which, was seen as establishing one's Dynasty for all Eternity. The Bird, of which The Male was known as The Feng and Female Huang, would hopefully produce just One heir. In this too, was seen as a form of Dynastic immortality. For should The Fenghuang did not mate, so too would the particular Dynasty eventually fail. Several ancient Chinese graves of Emperors have found Roosters mummified as a means of honoring The Fenghuang.