Bluebird was not known to the Egyptians, but the color blue was very important to them as a symbol of fertility. Their most important bird, Phoenix, was colored blue, so, in a sense, Phoenix was their Bluebird (Ok, ok, it is a stretch, but what the heck we are talking about mythology here.) In Europe, Bluebird is most often identified as the symbol of happiness. In many Native American tribes, Bluebird is associated with the sun and is sacred. In modern America, a seventeenth century European fairy tail, entitled the Bluebird of Happiness, was made into a stage play and several motion pictures. The storyline in these productions has children searching for happiness and finding that it is within themselves. In Korea, Bluebird reports to the gods on the activities of humans.