Unicorns are mythical creatures of great beauty, shrouded in mystery, magic and dreams. There are many depictions of the unicorn, but the most popular image of it is that of a pure white horse with silver mane and a single spiral horn jutting out of its forehead. The spiral horn of the unicorn was called the alicorn, and was rumored to possess magicks that could heal illnesses and neutralize poisons. Unicorns were said to have been hunted down to extinction for their magical horns that could heal and could earn one a lifetime of wealth and fortune. Though unicorns probably don’t exist in our world, perhaps somewhere, these impossibly beautiful creatures live and prance about—maybe in the kingdom of dreams, or perhaps in some distant, secret place where elves danced beneath the stars and fairies lured seekers and adventurers with a thousand secrets!
Fun Unicorn Facts
- There are seven famous Gothic tapestries that depict the hunt and capture of a unicorn.
- The Unicorn has been a part of the Royal Seal of Scotland since the 1300s. When James became king of both Scotland and England, he redrew the Royal Coat of Arms to include both the Lion of England and the Scottish Unicorn.
- Legend states that Noah excluded unicorns from the ark, thereby making them extinct today.
- There are a number of references to unicorns in the King James version of the Bible. Comparisons with older and newer versions translate “Unicorn” into “Bull” or “Oryx.”