The Legendary, Virginal Unicorn in ASCII Text Art

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Unicorns are not my favourite fantasy creature. I was born in the Year of the Dragon after all.

But, unicorns are one of the more interesting creatures. In legends, unicorns are pure, graceful, delicate and yet strong. Unicorns, for all their purity and often fragile looks are matched with lions in fighting skills. Interesting that unicorns are fantasy, yet fight the lion, a real animal, even a king of it's domain.

In one tradition unicorns are only able to be touched by a virgin. In another unicorns are deflowering virgins with their horns. Unicorns, the legends say, can purify poisoned or tainted water and heal sickness.

Whatever you believe or feel about unicorns they are graceful, sometimes very delicate looking, in the illustrations from the past and these ASCII art (modern) illustrations. One nice thing about creating unicorns in ASCII art is the colouring. ASCII art works well in black and white.

Unicorns in ASCII Art

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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada Author

I didn't make all of these myself. The first one, at the top of the post, is mine. The others I collected from various sites and forums online. The artist initials are with the art, unless I couldn't find any.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

I've always been fascinated with the mythical unicorn. Your really talented at this online art.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Thank you! What a great idea. :)


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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada Author

You can print them out for her. http://www.retrojunkie.com/asciiart/myth/pegasus.t... - This site has more unicorns. You can print this out as a text file and give them to her. Just watch for line breaks. The printer won't know it's a picture and keep each image together on the page.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

These are quite amazing. I am impressed. My granddaughter loves unicorns, I will have to show her these. :)


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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you. You're a quick commenter today. :)


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elle64 4 years ago from Scandinavia

Fantastic hub


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John MacNab 4 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

Awesome, That Grrl. Absolutely awesome. Voted up, interesting & awesome.

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