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Transcript of Unicorns
History and Myths about the unicorn
The anatomy of the unicorn
History and Myths about the
Where has the unicorn been?
One of the many stories about the
is about the italian explorer Marco Polo.
When he was in China he heard many stories about the
How small girls see the
How Marco Polo saw the
He meant that
was a kind of wild
Another story is about the horn of the
People back in time thought that it was magical, and they paid fortunes to have some
The anatomy of the
As said, there's many tales and stories about the anatomy of the
. This is some of the most popular:
A white, beautiful horse with a long horn in the head;
And then there's the truth:
There's the weird ones:
with shiny fairy-dust all over;
Where has the
"Scarcely smaller than elephants. They have the hair of a buffalo and feet like an elephant's. They have a single large black horn in the middle of the forehead... They have a head like a wild boar's… They spend their time by preference wallowing in mud and slime. They are very ugly brutes to look at. They are not at all such as we describe them when we relate that they let themselves be captured by virgins, but clean contrary to our notions"
My little pony
Actually it was just narwhal tusk and the Danish Ole Worm declared that in 1638. Still it has been sold as late as 1741 for medical uses!
They thought it could cure diseases, detect poison and cups of the horn were typically made for kings as gifts.; these were usually made of ivory or walrus ivory.
First mentioned in Greek history. The
is actually from Europe and over 2000 years old.
really did exist!
Birth of the
Just in India
On his journey he saw a "
Clearly, it was just a rhinoceros he saw.
The earliest description is from a man called Ctesias:
The very first
is described being a horse
with the tail of a
, paws and a little
the neck - Of course also with the amazing
, though is it more like a chimera or a dragon.
is also pretty cool on clothes and stuff, like this:
By Alberte, Caroline and Anne'
Legends says, that Noah didn't want the
on his ark and that's the reason why it is extinct
Another story is how to catch a
It is said that only a beautiful virgin girl can catch the wild unicorn with her innocence. The girl will sit down in the forest and wait until the unicorn comes and lay down at her feet and rest its head in her lap. It will then fall asleep
Theres the old, ridicolous theories;
Det ligner en tryllestav...
well, some people don't agree. They think it is more like this:
Facts about the
Weel, we all know that a
The horn of the
is called a
...But so are a winged
with a horn.
It's probably the hungry ones
Facts about the unicorn