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.
No, more like this:
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. 😉
Information from: Wikipedia. Art credit: unita-n.deviantart.com/art/Al-Miraj-Ambush-332479209