50 crazy theories about unicorns!
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Unicorns are amazing creatures, we all want to know more about them. These mythical beasts hide many secrets in their past, and many more in the way they live their daily lives, so there's always a lot to learn about them!
If you've ever wanted to become an expert on unicorns, you've come to the right place, because we're going to examine these amazing creatures in detail here!
Historical facts about unicorns
1) Many of the ancient unicorns did not have the body of a horse, but rather the shape of a rhinoceros or an ox. Their elegant and delicate image was a later development.
2) Unicorns represented many different things, including innocence, purity, freedom and power. They have also been the symbol of men and women throughout time.
3) Unicorns were used as an allegory for the life of Christ, representing his innocence, healing powers and immortality.
4) These incredible mythical creatures were so prized that unicorn horns were highly sought after. The horns that were sold usually belonged to narwhals or rhinoceroses, but fetched high prices from wealthy nobles who believed they brought them good luck, cured them or gave them the power to flee.
5) Many different cultures have come up with the idea of unicorns independently. Most legends differ in one way or another. For example, the Chinese unicorn, the Qilin, has the body of a lion or a deer. However, they all share the common characteristic of the horn.
6) The unicorn is the symbol of Scotland and was first associated with the country around the 15th century.
7) When Scotland joined England, the unicorn remained part of the emblem, now sharing its space with the English lion.
8) It was believed that only a virgin or maiden of great purity could approach, tame or catch a unicorn because it prevailed over any aggressive attack.
9) Unicorns were the fastest creatures in the world, capable of outrunning any other animal, including the fastest horses.
10) Many unicorns in medieval history are depicted in chains because they were thought to be very dangerous. These mythical beasts were considered extremely powerful and if you look at paintings of the time, you will see that artists often focused on their ferocity. It was a far cry from the delicate, gentle creature we associate with unicorns today!
1) Unicorns get most of their power from their beautiful spiral horns. These are magical, and without them unicorns cannot do anything mystical.
2) Their horns have healing power. A touch heals a wound or brings life to someone who is seriously ill. Unicorns cannot raise the dead, but they can cure deadly diseases.
3) Unicorn blood can also heal. In the Harry Potter series it was said to prolong life and was extremely powerful.
4) Unicorn horns can bring good luck to anyone who touches them. Remember to only touch a unicorn horn if the unicorn is leaning towards you, otherwise you can bring bad luck.
5) These beautiful creatures can move from one world to another, ignoring boundaries that most creatures cannot cross. This, coupled with their amazing speed, makes them impossible to catch - if you've ever seen one, you're in luck!
6) Unicorns are now capable of flight. Traditionally, unicorns couldn't take to the air, but this began to change around the 1970s, when artists started drawing unicorns with wings. Now even non-winged unicorns are able to fly, perhaps using energy from their horns.
7) Mythical equids can also guide people through their dreams. Appearing to be companionship and comfort, they help people when they face difficulties, and push them along the right path.
8) Today's unicorns can change color, oscillating between all shades of the rainbow, and shimmering at the limits of imagination. They are truly adaptable, but many youngsters have trouble changing colors and can end up looking a bit silly.
Echo sobre los unicornios reales
1) The Siberian unicorn was a creature that roamed Kazakhstan only 30,000 years ago. It was a form of giant rhinoceros.
2) The Siberian unicorn was heavy and woolly, with a tail like a bull's; not how we imagine today's unicorns! Such a coat is better suited to cold climates, while the legendary unicorns prefer sunny meadows.
3) The Siberian unicorn was over six feet tall - even the tallest of the legendary unicorns would feel like a dwarf next to one of these large creatures! However, they are very beautiful and their extinction is a great loss to the world - we need more unicorns!
4) Narwhals may have inspired the modern unicorn. With their long, sleek horns and their ability to reach deep into the icy seas, there are obvious connections between them.
5) Narwhals use their horns in gentle fencing fights, but they are not aggressive creatures. They gather in families, like the legendary unicorns, and frolic together in the ocean.
Unicorn facts for children
1) Baby unicorns are often called foals, just like baby horses. A unicorn girl would be called a "filly", while a boy would be called a "foal".
2) Sometimes baby unicorns are called "sparks" because they are so pure and beautiful.
3) Their horns at birth are covered with very soft fur and are not visible until they are a few days old. A small sparkle on their forehead is the first glimpse of their horns.
4) Unicorns grow more slowly than normal humans or horses. They live so long that their babies don't stay around very long.
5) Like you, young unicorns like to play with their friends. They grow up with lots of other unicorns, so they have lots of choices for playmates. They play all kinds of different games, like hide-and-seek, tagging, and petting apples if they live near a water source. What are your favorite games? Unicorns could play with them too!
6) Unicorns love to eat rainbows. This applies to both adults and youngsters. Rainbows are like chocolate chip cookies to them. They have to run fast to catch a rainbow before it goes out, but if they are fast enough, they can happily nibble on the bright colors and fill their bellies.
7) Unicorns should not have sugar. Although unicorns love rainbow-colored foods, they can't digest sugar, so if you want to feed unicorns, try to choose things they would find naturally in nature. They can have berries, nuts and seeds, so you can make a good mix of them to put in your garden. By leaving sugar out of the mix, you'll also make sure you don't harm the birds or animals that share the unicorns' food.
8) Unicorns poop rainbows! It's a little silly, but it's true. Unicorns love to fill their stomachs with all kinds of good food, and they're so magical that they must be a little magical too. If you've ever seen a pile of rainbow droppings while walking, you'll know there are unicorns nearby.
9) Pegasus are not unicorns, but they are closely related and can reproduce. When they do, their babies will have wings and horns, making them even more powerful and beautiful. If you see one, you are very lucky.
10) Baby unicorns have bright blue eyes that shine like stars. They love to stay up late and watch the sunset, but they also need sleep! Like humans, young unicorns can be restless and irritable if they don't get enough sleep.
11) Unicorns often live in deep forests, where they may hide in the trees if they are approached by someone they don't want to see.
12) Forest unicorns live mainly on grass, fruit and nuts that fall from the trees around them. They are agile and can jump over tree roots and around trunks without difficulty.
13) Other unicorns live high in the mountains. They are also extremely agile, able to climb almost sheer cliffs in search of tasty bits.
14) Mountain unicorns love to eat rainbows and will enjoy them when they get the chance. Rainbows are hard to catch, so they must be quick.
15) Some unicorns live in open meadows, where they can test their top speed. They are among the fastest, as they can practice running unhindered to sneak and walk around.
16) Meadow unicorns graze mostly on sweet grass and like to forage in the starlight on clear nights.
17) Unicorns live in herds for protection and companionship. They are very social creatures and often spend a lot of time together, although some prefer their own company.
18) Solitary unicorns are usually older and wiser. They have a herd, but may spend long periods away from it, asking questions of the stars and studying the universe.
19) Unicorns rise just before dawn, and tend to drink from the nearest water source as soon as the fog clears.
20) Most unicorns sleep at night, dreaming under the stars, like people. They fall asleep shortly after sunset and rest together.
21) Adult unicorns care for their young as a group, all working to make sure the babies are safe, well fed and happy. This means that if one of the adults becomes separated from the herd or leaves the herd for a period of time, their young will be cared for.
Other interesting facts about the unicorn
1) The term "unicorn" is used to refer to technology startups that are valued by investors at more than $1 billion. It is used because of its connotations of scarcity and value, but calling a startup a "unicorn" can also suggest that it is mythical, and that its value is exaggerated.
2) In 2017, Starbucks created a "unicorn" Frappuccino, but it was only available for a limited time. Bright pink with blue swirls, this drink certainly captured the magical and mystical aura of unicorns, and the blue and pink splashes on the white rim made the look perfect. It was bound to change color when mixed, and satisfy any unicorn enthusiast's passion for the mythical equids.
3) April 9 is National Unicorn Day. This day is all about finding a little happiness and magic in everyday life, and whipping up a few rainbow treats along the way!
4) Unicorns have become an important symbol for the LGBTQ+ community. Their brightness and happiness has become a symbol of empowerment for these oppressed minorities, and we're pretty sure unicorns are happy to be of service.
5) A narwhal tusk was presented to Queen Elizabeth in 1577, and is still considered a national treasure.
6) Finally, our favorite fact: a group of unicorns is known as a blessing. If that doesn't wonderfully represent everything we feel for these amazing creatures, what does?
It's so easy to spend hours marveling at the beauty and majesty of unicorns. They are such complex creatures, and have so much history to look at and explore. Over time, the legends about them have changed and expanded, and they have grown with the human race, adapting to our imaginations.
Have we forgotten any important facts that you think should be included here? Let us know! We are learning too, and understanding these great creatures better makes us very happy.
One thing is certain: no matter how they change or what we learn about them, unicorns will always retain an air of mystery and magic, and we wouldn't want it any other way!