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This is a group for anybody who loves or likes unicorns! You don't have to draw unicorns to be in this club, you just have to love them. If you're a unicorn artist, you can display your art in our gallery. You can submit your art if it has something to do with unicorns, including anthro-unicorns and alicorns :)

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:bulletred: To join the club just click "Join our Group" at the top of this page!

:bulletred: Once you're part of the club, you can display our icon in your profile by installing the "Groups" widget.

:bulletred: To post art here, go to the Gallery tab at the top of the page, and hit "Submit to this Gallery." Then choose the correct folder to submit to. You are limited to 3 submissions a day. Mature content is not expressly forbidden, but please keep in mind that people of all ages watch this group, so use the filters appropriately. We discourage images that promote hate or harm towards, or by, unicorns, since the group is for people who love unicorns :)

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We co-founders Esseld and MoonriseUnicorn have been talking about using my obsession with unicorn lore to bring the members of Unicorn-Club some unicorn-themed journals. Here's the introduction! I hope you like it and please let me know what you think in the comments below.
Note: I haven't included references because I actually didn't use any ;) I can create a list of resources if anyone requires it, just ask :)

So... What are Unicorns?

Unicorn means “One Horned.” While most of us are familiar with the horse like (or equine) one-horned creature associated with magic and healing, nowadays all creatures with a single horn or horn-like protuberance on their head can be, and often are, referred to as unicorns. For example, the whale called a narwhal with its single spiralling tusk is called the “Arctic Unicorn,” while rare one-horned deer are referred to as “unicorn deer.”

Unicorns are found in mythology and history all over the world and their inclusion in human culture may predate written language. There are as many different kind of unicorns as there are major cultural groups, for example the part-dragon, part deer Chi-Lin of the East is often called the Chinese Unicorn; while the white-horse-style unicorn we are most familiar with today has its origins in European Heraldry. There were one-horned bulls in ancient Mesopotamia, where agriculture arose; there’s a story with Buddhist roots about a Rishyashringa the unicorn boy; you can find the Unicorn cave in Germany; and the greatest hoax ever pulled off by the Vikings could be the Unicorn Hoax… selling narwhal tusks as unicorn horn made them a lot of money! Unicorns are everywhere, and we love them because they are an ancient and integral part of our global culture and our collective consciousness. Something that has been held in awe and wonder for so long gathers a lot of archetypal power. Thus it is with unicorns.

The early Greek naturalists thought of unicorns as real animals, as against mythological ones, and recorded them among the lions and the bears in their natural history books. While it is now doubted that Pliny and other authors of his time saw unicorns with their own eyes, there is mounting evidence that legends of unicorns have their basis in a variety of real animals. The most often sited example is that of the Elasmotherium, which may, for a short time, have shared habitat with early humans, possibly just long enough to be recorded in cave art. The Elasmotherium were huge, horse-like rhinoceros with a single horn in the middle of their foreheads. They were grazers and gallopers who also seemed to enjoy swamp areas. And before you scoff and ask just how horse-like could a rhino of all things be, consider that Rhinos, Horses and Tapirs all share a common ancestor, something anyone with a good eye for horses will point out as obvious!
Part of the appeal of unicorns is the mystery. We just can’t be sure if there are unicorns out there in the unexplored regions or not. We don’t know if we will find fossils, discover plasma-based life forms, or get unicorn visitors from outer space! Science may laugh at those who claim magic or technology could keep unicorns hidden from human beings, but the truth is there’s a lot of things that science has laughed at that later turned out to be true: giant squids and platypus among them. Because unicorns are kind of foggy around the edges (as people who have seen them can attest) there’s no hard evidence for them, nor is there any hard evidence against them. Trying to track down pieces of the unicorn puzzle in history, culture, legend, nature and geology has kept many a would-be zoologist (or cryptologist!) plenty busy. All that we can say for sure on this search is that humans everywhere have been enamoured with these wonderful creatures for a very long time.

Unicorn people will also attest to the power of the unicorn symbol and of the spiritual presence of unicorns in our lives. In many ways like the Angels of Christian tradition, or the Gods and Goddesses of Earth religions, unicorns seem to bring blessings and magic wherever they, or their image, turn up. It would not be unreasonable to conclude that where there are unicorns, there will be magic; and whether we ever find an animal fitting our description is irrelevant. They’re real enough to us.
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Sertoriusly Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
thank you for being so polite!
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Raph1966 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice to see you guys back! :hug: :la:
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MoonriseUnicorn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I was finally able to make contact with the co-founder and they made me a co-founder in the group too. So things should be smooth now. I typically check the queue at least once a day, so it's rare that any submissions will go more than 24 hours without getting approved (or not, with a reason why it wasn't).
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HuskyRBTorchick Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me join ^w^
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MoonriseUnicorn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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HuskyRBTorchick Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
^^
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unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Would like to submit this: dolphydolphiana.deviantart.com…
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MoonriseUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a last resort, I've contacted deviantArt administrators to see if they can reassign ownership of this group, given it seems obvious the original founder and cofounder have abandoned it. It would be a real shame for a group that has been around for nine years and has more than 2,600 members to simply remain abandoned like this.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
For the last time - IS THIS GROUP STILL ACTIVE? You've been letting my submissions go expire since November last year!
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MoonriseUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I can safely say the group has been abandoned. My submissions are expiring too. I sent personal notes to both admins several months ago offering to become staff here or even take over the group to help move the submissions through faster. I never got a response from either of them.

It's truly a shame that a group with more than 2,600 members was just abandoned like this. But I'm certain now that that's what happened.
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