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.
The feathers of a Phoenix contain magical abilities. During the 16th century, a couple known as Romeo and Juliet were cursed into a time loop when William Shakespeare wrote their love story with a quill 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 married by Phoebe Halliwell, one of the Charmed Ones.