Bestiary #017: Al-Aboard!

2015-10-20-Baraq Color

Name(s): Al-Buraq

Country of Origin: Saudi Arabia, Mecca


Want to make a quick trip to heaven? Hop aboard the Buraq. This half-donkey, mule, thing, is happy to escort you. Provided you’re a holy prophet, naturally. It’s generally depicted with a guys face, but once I reached a paragraph that pardoned me, explaining that was more of a Persian and Indian practice, I went for the donkey face! Donkey’s are one of my favorite animals, and…this is my bestiary. So. Yeah.


“Buraq”. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Web. 1 Feb. 2014.

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