Facts on Unicorn, यूनिकॉर्न पर तथ्य

FACTS ON UNICORN, यूनिकॉर्न पर तथ्य

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Unicorn horns are called Alicorns.

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A “Unicorn Horn” was auctioned at Christie’s in London for half million pounds.

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The first-ever depiction of one-horned creatures is often cited as appearing in 15,000 BCE paintings found in the Lascaux Caves in France.

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It’s likely the paintings are actually of some sort of bovine, with its horns drawn a bit too close together.

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While traveling through Iran (then Persia) in the 5th century BCE, the Greek physician and historian Ctesias produced the first known written accounts unicorns in Western literature.

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In fact, the earliest unicorn tales were likely stories of encounters with the greater one-horned rhino (rhinoceros unicornis…yes, really!).

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The Siberian rhino, sometimes even referred to as the “Siberian unicorn,” was six feet tall, 15 feet long, and weight around 9,000 pounds. Its name, of course, comes from its single massive horn.

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Queen Elizabeth was presented with a Narwhal Tusk in 1577.

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Unicorns are mentioned in the folklore of the medieval period.

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In Chinese mythology, a Unicorn is known as a Ki-Lin or Chi-Lin.

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The gleaming, magical horn that’s captured our hearts is officially called an alicorn.

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Scots celebrate the majestic equine on National Unicorn Day each April 9.

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This love of the magnificent creature goes way back. Scotland’s King James III issued a number of coins depicting unicorns from 1460-1488.

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A Unicorn is a mythical and legendary animal depicted as a beautiful horse with a single horn.

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nicorns are earthbound and do not have wings.

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If a Unicorn and a Pegasus mate, the babies may become flying Unicorns.

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Unicorn horns were used in pharmacies in the 1700’s.

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An underwater creature called a Narwhal, looks like a Unicorn horn.

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When two unicorn families meet, they express great joy and travel together for weeks.

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Unicorns live in groups of four or five.

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A Unicorn is mentioned in many of the Asian and European myths.

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The head of the family is an elder Unicorn who is hundreds of years old.

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Unicorn families spend their lives alone, living in peace deep in the forest.

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The Unicorn's eyes are Sky Blue or Purple.

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The Unicorn eats grass and hay.

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Unicorn absorbs its energy through their horn.

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Unicorns can be of any color, from Jet-Black, Brown to a dazzling Gold.

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According to the Jewish legend, the Unicorn can easily kill an elephant.

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Muffinhumps is the world’s oldest Unicorn.

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The Unicorn is thought to hold the power to divine truth and will pierce the heart of a liar with its horn.

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A baby unicorn is called a sparkle.

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The Indus Valley civilization sealed clay tablets with a Unicorn emblem.

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

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Unicorns are born with both male and female genitalia.

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In the middle ages, a Unicorn became seen as a symbol of purity and grace.

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There are a total of nine unicorns in King James’s version of the Old Testament.

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A US patent was granted for a surgical procedure to create Unicorns in 1980.

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There were pharmacies in London selling powdered Unicorn horn in 1741.

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German dealers even sold a Unicorn ‘horn’ to the pope for a huge amount of money in 1560.

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Some Unicorns are depicted with large wings and were able to fly.

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Chinese believed a Chi-Lin had a very long life and lived up to 1000 years.

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The Flying Unicorn species is called the Pegasi.

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Pegasus is a mythical winged divine stallion, and one of the most recognised unicorn in Greek mythology.

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Some believe that by seeing a Unicorn will bring them good luck.

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There is also a myth, if the horn of a Unicorn was placed on a wound, it would heal.