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unicornThe unicorn is a legendary creature usually depicted with the body of a horse, but with a single – usually spiral – horn growing out of its forehead (hence its name – cornus being Latin for 'horn' , uni meaning one). The unicorn's blood and horn supposedly have mystical healing properties. A unicorns horn also is known as the "bane of evil" in that it has the ability to dispel anything malignant in water and can also kill most truly evil creatures it comes in to contact with. Naturally Kings sought after cups made from this horn so they could enjoy a poison free meal.



It was actually believed that the first Unicorn was in fact a goat, but through out the ages, the legends and depictions became blurred and so the four legged creature in turn became the white single horned horse it is today.


Traditionally the unicorn is said to be an extinct mythical animal as the original tale that surrounds it goes. Unicorns once roamed freely before humans discovered the uses of their horns. The unicorns were near enough impossible to catch and skewered anyone who would try with their horn so a method was devised. A huntsman would stand in front of a tree and bait the unicorn who would then charge at him and become stuck in the wood (if the huntsman was fast enough. The horn was then sawed off leaving the unicorn defenceless to natural predators or they were killed on the spot. Of course this wasn't the safest of methods and many men died until one day a man took his young daughter to the hunt and found the unicorn came straight to her and lay down in her lap, allowing the hunter to saw off it's horn. Thus the secret was broadcast and the unicorns were wiped out.







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Anonymous unicorns 1 Oct 23 2013, 7:24 PM EDT by Anonymous
 
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MY BFF IS OBESSED WITH UNICORNS!!
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Anonymous F*** you Unicorn Hunters!!! 2 Mar 17 2013, 7:44 PM EDT by Limitliss
 
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I wished they still existed so I can have one as a pet. :(
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Anonymous Get your facts right!!! 11 Jan 13 2013, 1:43 PM EST by Anonymous
 
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People need to get things right. a unicorn is a horse with a horn not a horse with wings thats a pegasus. gosh get this right people!!!!!!
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