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. A Unicorn is a mythical and legendary animal depicted as a beautiful horse with a single horn.
2. Unicorns are earthbound and do not have wings.
3. If a Unicorn and a Pegasus mate, the babies may become flying Unicorns.
4. Unicorn horns were used in pharmacies in the 1700’s.
5. An underwater creature called a Narwhal, looks like a Unicorn horn.
6. Unicorn horns are called Alicorns.
7. When two unicorn families meet, they express great joy and travel together for weeks.
8. Unicorns live in groups of four or five.
9. A Unicorn is mentioned in many of the Asian and European myths.
10. The head of the family is an elder Unicorn who is hundreds of years old.
11. Unicorn families spend their lives alone, living in peace deep in the forest.
12. The Unicorn’s eyes are Sky Blue or Purple.
13. The Unicorn eats grass and hay.
14. Unicorn absorbs its energy through their horn.
15. Unicorns can be of any color, from Jet-Black, Brown to a dazzling Gold.
16. According to mythology, whoever touches a pure White Unicorn, will find happiness and joy in his entire life.
17. According to the Jewish legend, the Unicorn can easily kill an elephant.
18. The Unicorn is thought to hold the power to divine truth and will pierce the heart of a liar with its horn.
19. Muffinhumps is the world’s oldest Unicorn.
20. A baby unicorn is called a sparkle.
21. The ancient Greeks wrote about Unicorns, not as part of their mythology, but in accounts of natural history.
22. The Indus Valley civilization sealed clay tablets with a Unicorn emblem.
23. There are six references to Unicorns in the King James Bible.
24. In the middle ages, a Unicorn became seen as a symbol of purity and grace.
25. A US patent was granted for a surgical procedure to create Unicorns in 1980.
26. Unicorns are born with both male and female genitalia.
27. There are a total of nine unicorns in King James’s version of the Old Testament.
28. German dealers even sold a Unicorn ‘horn’ to the pope for a huge amount of money in 1560.
29. There were pharmacies in London selling powdered Unicorn horn in 1741.
30. Chinese believed a Chi-Lin had a very long life and lived up to 1000 years.
31. Some Unicorns are depicted with large wings and were able to fly.
32. The Flying Unicorn species is called the Pegasi.
33. Some believe that by seeing a Unicorn will bring them good luck.
34. Pegasus is a mythical winged divine stallion, and one of the most recognised unicorn in Greek mythology.
35. There is also a myth, if the horn of a Unicorn was placed on a wound, it would heal.
36. Queen Elizabeth was presented with a Narwhal Tusk in 1577.
37. A “Unicorn Horn” was auctioned at Christie’s in London for half million pounds.
38. 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.
39. Unicorns are mentioned in the folklore of the medieval period.
40. In Chinese mythology, a Unicorn is known as a Ki-Lin or Chi-Lin.