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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Unicorn Fact File

What you didn't know about these pretty horses!
The gentle and pensive maiden has the power to tame the unicorn, fresco
Fact File:
 
Name: Unicorn
Group: Mythological
Different Types; Shadhavar, Camahueto and Karkadann
Nature; Graceful
Powers: Healing and flying.
 



The unicorn is a legendary animal that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a large, pointed, spiralling horn projecting from its forehead. The unicorn was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers, including Ctesias, Strabo, Pliny the Younger, and Aelian .The Bible also describes an animal, the re'em, which some translations have rendered with the word unicorn.
In European folklore, the unicorn is often depicted as a white horse-like or goat-like animal with a long horn and cloven hooves (sometimes a goat's beard). In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. In medieval and Renaissance times, the horn of the narwhal was sometimes sold as unicorn horn.Click to go to Wikipedia

Unicorn's are also the national animal of Scotland! Imagine that!

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