Unicorn Art Aonadharcach
- 9 x 12 inch Original Etching on Copper Plate – printed on Rives BFK archival paper.
- Available in Giclée Prints in 5×7, 8.5×11, and 16×20 inches matted in Rainbow and Red and Purple only.
- Original Etchings in 16×20 and 18×24 inches are available in Rainbow, Red and Purple, Sepia and Custom
- For Original Etchings only: If you would like different choices of Mat Color, Paper Color, and Ink combinations – Please chose the “Custom” option in color and message me and I can work with you to create your vision
- Aonadharcach Unicorn art is apart of my ongoing Celtic Mythology Series
The Unicorn is the symbol of Scotland. Certainly, the Unicorn was chosen because it was seen as a proud & haughty beast which would rather die than be captured, just as Scots would fight to remain sovereign & unconquered.
However the unicorn is the natural enemy of the lion. In the same vein the Lion is a symbol that the English royals had adopted before two unicorns supported the royal arms of the King of Scots.
In Celtic Mythology
The Unicorn symbolized Innocence, Purity, Boldness, Pride, Healing Powers, Joy, Intelligence, Virility & Nurturing Powers.
The unicorn is a legendary creature that is a beast with a single large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead.
For example, in European art and literature the unicorn depicts as a white horse-like or goat-like animal. Most famously is it’s long straight horn with spiralling grooves, cloven hooves, and sometimes a goat’s beard.
In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it describes as an extremely wild woodland creature. More importantly, the unicorn is a symbol of purity and grace. Unicorns captures are only possible by virgins. In Addition, Its horn has the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness.
For more information on the mythology and historical origins of the Unicorn Click Here