The unicorn is a legendary, mythical, and mythological creature that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a single large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. The Hebrew Bible also describes an animal, the re’em, which some versions translate as unicorn. The unicorn holds a place in popular culture. It is used as a symbol of fantasy or rarity.
Unicorn is the National Animal of Scotland and Scotland Even Has a National Unicorn Day
The unicorn is that the national animal of Scotland and Scotland even has a national unicorn day. National unicorn day celebrated on April 9 and is considered a lucky day for the Scots (Scotland people). The connection with unicorns has persisted for centuries in Scotland. From the years 1460-1488 King James III issued coins that depicted the unicorn. He said that the unicorn was chosen to be Scotland’s national symbol because the unicorn is the natural enemy of the lion (which is England’s national symbol).
Unicorn’s Eyes are Sky Blue or Purple
The earliest record of unicorns in Western literature belongs to Greek physician and historian, Ctesias. In the 5th century BCE, Greek historian Ctesias wrote that the beast had a purple head, blue eyes, white body, and a multi-colored horn red at the tip, white at the base, and black in the middle.
In 1980, a US Patent was Granted For a Surgical Procedure That Transforms Horses into Unicorns
In the year 1980, in the US, a patent was granted for a surgical procedure (operation) that transforms horses into unicorns. However, no true transformation is produced by the surgical procedure. It’s simply means, analogous to putting a Rolls Royce badge on a Honda.
Many Unicorn Horns Have Been Sold on the ‘Black Market’
Many Unicorn horns have been sold on the ‘black market’ for a huge amount of money. In the year 1560, German dealers even sold a Unicorn “horn” to the pope for a huge amount of money. Another time, a unicorn horn was auctioned off in London, UK for over 500,000 pounds.
In the Technology World, a Unicorn Has Come to be Known as a Tech Company and That is Valued at Over a Billion Dollars
In the technology world and venture capital world, a unicorn has come to be known as a tech company and that is valued at over a billion dollars. But, most of the people, the only unicorns they have seen are Google and Apple.
Unicorn is Known as a Chi-Lin in China
The unicorn is known as a Chi-Lin in China and the Chinese believed that a Chi-Lin had a very long life and lived up to 1000 years. Some of them believe that by seeing a Unicorn will bring them good luck.
The Most Popular Unicorn Movie is “The Last Unicorn” of All Time
A famous wizard of the 20th century, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, was responsible for breeding one-horned goats. Oberon Zell was interested in the initial creation of the unicorn. In the year 1982, his works were translated into a Hollywood animated movie. The movie is called ‘The Last Unicorn’. It remains one of the most popular unicorn movies of all time.