- David – a young boy, protagonist. Highly inquisitive, he begins the story fascinated by the mountain and learns much about life from his adventures with the Phoenix.
- The Phoenix – a mythical bird with a tendency toward arrogance. The Phoenix is wise and seems to care about David. Near the end of the book he turns 500 and is reborn.
- Scientist – The antagonist, seeks to capture the Phoenix for experimentation—uses guns and traps.
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