The “Aquavis,” is an obscure water bird depicted in Eastern Asian and Indian mythologies. This breed of bird is the rival to the more commonly known Phoenix. The Aquavis dwells within the depths of deep lakes. Its long neck, when fullly erect, stands at one and a half feet in length, and is used to peek its head from the water’s surface. Aquavis is large in size, comparable to that of an ostrich, and its feathers create a cascade of various hues of blue. Its wings span is from five to six feet long, which are used for mainly for swimming. Its legs extend to around four feet, with webbed-feet about ten inches long. These appendages help the Aquavis paddle vast distances at a quick pace. According to legend, the webbing on the soles of its feet are also vital to the creature's life. The soles must constantly be wet, as they contain a gel-like, sticky viscose that protects its most delicate nerves. It rarely uses its legs for walking on land, but when it does, it can only stand upon ground that is moist.
Eastern Asian and Indian mythologies believe that the Aquavis is actually the portrayal of a cursed human soul, of an ancient Shaman ruler. Similar to the the Phoenix, which is known to die and be reborn from its ashes, the Aquavis is immortal. The myth of the Aquavis states that it seeks to kill the Phoenix in order to truly die. When the waterbird finally finds its enemy, its large, webbed-feet will transform into ravenous talons that will pierce through the width of the Pheonix's neck.