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15 Things You Didn't Know About Unicorns

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Ever wondered if Unicorns are real? Is this mighty beast just a myth? How do you catch a unicorn? We try to answer this and more on this article of interesting Unicorn Facts about this one magical creature.

1. CAVE DWELLERS 

The first known images of so-called unicorns was found in a cave in 15,000 B.C. This drawing actually showed 2 horns so people are too sure if this discovery is accurate or truthful.

2. MEDICINAL UNICORN 

'Powdered unicorn horn' was sold in pharmacies in London until 1741 as an elixir for aches, pains and ailments. Until someone worked out it was actually narwhal horn.

3. BIBLICAL CREATURES 

There are six references to unicorns in the King James Bible.

 4. HISTORICAL SIGHTINGS

Julius Caesar said he saw one in a forest in Germany during his conquest of Gaul, and Marco Polo said he saw one too, but that one turned out to be a rhinoceros.

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5. JOY GIVER 

According to mythology touching a pure white unicorn will bring you happiness and joy for your entire life.

6. THE EYES

The unicorns eyes are said to be sky blue or purple.

7. GROUNDED ANIMAL

Contrary to popular belief unicorns cannot fly. To get a flying Unicorn, you would need a Pegasus and a Unicorn to breed together.  

8. ECONOMIC BENEFITS

In Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries there were coins known as the ‘unicorn’ and the ‘half-unicorn’

9. UGLY UNICORN

Marco Polo saw animals which he thought were unicorns on his travels, they turned out to be rhinos and he actually thought the creatures were quite ugly.

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10. AHHHHHHHHHH 

A baby unicorn is called a sparkle.

11. UNICORN TEARS

You can actually buy bottled unicorn tears to add some sparkle to your day. Get them HERE!

12. SAFETY UNICORN

In France, it was a tradition to carry a cup made from Unicorn horn to test whether the food and drinks were poisoned or not.

13. GREEK MYTHOLOGY 

The ancient Greeks wrote about Unicorns, not as part of their mythology, but in accounts of natural history.

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14. WHAT'S THE HORN CALLED? 

A unicorns horn is called its ‘Alicorn’, it is said to hold great medicinal and magical healing powers.

15. SYMBOLS OF GRACE

In the middle ages unicorns were seen as a symbol of grace, today we see them as a symbol of fantasy worlds. 

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Be inspired and colour your very own Unicorn here

 

 

 

 

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