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imma have to look this one up. the details are freaking phenomenal.

Egyptian, late Dynastic Period (380–342 BC)
Shabti for Pakhadisu born of Tasha
Johnson Museum of Art

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day depicts the creation of the World and Eve. The manuscript is Bohemian, and dates from 1507. It is now in the collection of the Walters Museum in Baltimore.
Image source: Walters Museum MS W. 805. Creative Commons licensed.

Nature forging a baby, c.1490-c.1500. Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun

Book of Hours, use of Amiens. 4th quarter of the 15th century

Guidonian hand
Named after Guido d’Arezzo, the legendary inventor of staff notation, this method taught musicians solmization for many fruitful centuries. Hexachords are awesome!

Fol. 161r.
English translations of plant names (mugwed, wortsmere, red clover, weybrod, serfoyle, and egermonye) are written beside the Latin text.
This precious manuscript of 190 parchment leaves, written mainly in a steady Caroline minuscule, originated in England, perhaps in Hereford. Additions in later hands show that the volume remained in English libraries for at least five centuries. The original composition can be dated to around 1145. The manuscript consists of more than forty widely varying texts. They cover the spectrum of medical learning as it was defined in the Middle Ages and illustrate a pivotal moment in the history of medicine.
For more “Treatises on Medicine”

Al-mi’raj | Wikipedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the Night Journey, Islamic prophet Muhammad took, see Isra and Mi’raj.
Al-mi’raj is a mythical beast from Islamic poetry said to live on a mysterious island called Jezîrat al-Tennyn within the confines of the Indian Ocean.[1] Its name can be broken up several different ways, though is generally seem truncated as Mi’raj, Mir’aj or just Miraj. Its name is also synonymous with Muhammad’s ascent into heaven.
Al-mi’raj is a large, harmless-looking yellow rabbit with a single, 2-foot-long (0.61 m), black, spiraling horn protruding from its forehead, much like that of a unicorn.
Despite its docile appearance, Al-Mir’aj is actually a ferociously territorial predator known to be able to kill animals and people many times their own 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. Al-Mir’aj frightens other animals and they will always flee from its presence due to this.
The people of the island were so terrified of Al-Mi’raj eating them and their livestock that they would turn to witches to ward them away as soon as the rumor of a Miraj met their ears. It was reported that only a true witch would charm the Miraj, rendering it harmless so the people could remove the Miraj from the area.
It is possible this myth originates from observations of the effects of any one of several diseases in rabbits that can create horn-like growths upon the bodies of animals, most commonly Fibromatosis and Papillomatosis.
Papillomatosis is the result of a virus infecting the skin, causing a large, red, swelling growth on the skin of the subject.[2] These red marks may have appeared to be where horns had broken off or were shed. Fibromatosis is a similar virus which infects the skin and causes the flesh of the rabbit to mat with hair, hardening into long, hard horn-like protrusions.[3] Both diseases could account for the appearance of wild, fierce (with pain) rabbits with “horns” as infected specimens have been found, catalogued and are well documented.[4]
It is also possible that this myth was started as a way for witches to make money by frightening locals with tales of ferocious man-eating rabbits and then asking them for money in order for the “threat” to be removed. This would explain the part of the lore that says that the only way to remove a Mi’raj from the area would be to have a skilled witch charm them.
Pop culture references
Al-Mi’raj has been occasionally featured in video and role-playing games.
Al-Mi’raj has been adapted into Dungeons & Dragons, as part of the 1st edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Fiend Folio.
In Dragon Warrior III for the Game Boy Color, Al-Mi’Raj is a low-level monster with a sleep attack used to render players helpless while it attacks. Dragon Warrior 3 Monster List Unlike the normal legendary Miraj, this Mi’raj is purple with a white horn and white cheeks. Its standard treasure is eight gold and a Leather Hat. A similar in appearance version is called the Spiked Hare in Dragon Quest VII and carries Medicinal Herbs and Bunny Tails.[5]
In the original Nintendo Entertainment System version of Dragon Warrior III, however, it was marked as a “Horned Rabbit” and portrayed as a white rabbit with ruby eyes and a red horn.[6] Its standard treasure was a medicinal herb, provided it did not run away before being defeated. This version of the Miraj is also used in Dragon Quest V for the SNES [7] while a slightly different version in Dragon Quest VII called the Bunicorn also sometimes would drop a Bunny Tail.[8]
According to lore, at the base of a unicorn’s horn is a ruby red jewel that is the concentrated essence of its power.[9] With this in mind, it is possible that Ryo-Ohki from Tenchi Muyo! could be a reference to Al-Mi’raj, albeit dehorned and thus non-dangerous to humanity.
Getting closer to the original mythology, the Devil Bunny game series by Cheapass Games is a game about horned, super-intelligent carnivorous evil rabbits that spend their time attempting world domination via an assortment of silly means and tormenting the Humans.[10][11]
See Also
Shope papilloma virus
“Al-Mi’raj”. Retrieved 2010-01-04.(German)
“Papiloma in Rabbits”.
“Rabbit Fibroma”.
“Popular accounts of “real” jackalopes”. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
Dragon Quest 3 Monster List
Dragon Warrior 3 Monster List
Dragon Quest 5 Monster List
Dragon Quest 8 Monster List
All About Unicorns - The Alicorn
Cheepass Games-Devil Bunny Needs Ham
Cheepass Games- Devil Bunny Hates the Earth
[Illustration depicting an Al-Mir’aj from a copy of Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (Arabic: ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat / عجائب المخلوقات و غرائب الموجودات) by Zakariyā’ ibn Muḥammad ibn Maḥmūd Abū Yaḥyā al-Qazwīnī (ابو یحیی زکریاء بن محمد القزوینی), originally published in 682 H./1283 CE. (via symposium)]