Legends Theme, Part of the A-Z Challenge: Rabbit-Unicorn

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This was a last minute decision, but I’m going to participate in the A-to-Z blog challenge this April! My theme is legends and legendary things. Every day (except Sundays) this month, a legend beginning with that day’s word will be featured here. I’ll keep these posts short and sweet. I hope you’ll enjoy following along! 🙂

Today is the letter “A”


A mythical beast from Arabic poetry, said to live on a mysterious island called Jezîrat al-Tennyn within the confines of the Indian Ocean. It’s a large, harmless-looking yellow rabbit with a single, 2-foot-long black, spiraling horn protruding from its forehead, much like a unicorn. A rabbit-unicorn, you could say.

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No, more like this:

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Despite its docile appearance, Al-Mir’aj is a ferociously territorial predator known to be able to kill animals and people many times its size with a few stabs of its horn. It also has an immense appetite and can devour other living things several times its size without effort. (eek!)

I usually like rabbits and bunny-like animals, but I wouldn’t want to meet this one. 😉

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Information from: Wikipedia. Art credit: unita-n.deviantart.com/art/Al-Miraj-Ambush-332479209

15 thoughts on “Legends Theme, Part of the A-Z Challenge: Rabbit-Unicorn

    • Thank you, Solveig! I’m glad you like my theme. Exploring legends is one of my favorite hobbies, which helps with being a writer sometimes. 🙂 The B letter is a fun one! I think you’ll like it.


  1. Interesting. I like the top photo of the bunny. It’s cute. 🙂 But yes, the real thing does sound like something I’d want to stay away from. Real? And I’ve been in fantasy land too long….

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    • “The real thing” –You had me laughing! I didn’t even notice you used the word “real” until you pointed it out. I think I’ve been stuck in fantasy land too long, too. Our perception of reality is being influenced by our love of fantasy. 😉

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      • I think it is. 🙂 I swear I live in half a fantasy world and half the real world most of the time. There’s no wonder people don’t know what I’m talking about sometimes… 🙂


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