Hmmm. I write about the unicorn from my post yesterday. I was highly amused when I looked at Google Images for unicorn pictures. You want to get happy just do the same. This is interesting in the Wikipedia definition.
The unicorn is a legendary animal from European folklore that resembles a white horse with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead, and sometimes a goat’s beard and cloven hooves. First mentioned by the ancient Greeks, it became the most important imaginary animal of the Middle Ages andRenaissance when 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. Until the 19th century, belief in unicorns was widespread among historians, alchemists, writers, poets, naturalists, physicians, and theologians.
Ancient Greek writers were convinced of the reality of the unicorn. Imagine them today conference calling about unicorn myths. The earliest description is from Ctesias, who described “wild asses, fleet of foot, having on the forhead a horn a cubit and a half in length, colored white, red and black; from th ehorn were made drinking cups which were a preventive of poisioning.” Aristotle also mentioned two one-horned animals: the oryx, a kind of antelope; and the so-called “Indian ass.”
I did not know that unicorns had anything to do with ancient Greece. Really.
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