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"Unicorn"
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Details
Type(s)
Beast
Source
Mythology, mentioned in greek mythology, The Bible
Scale
Medium
Similar creature(s)
Re’em“, Qilin, Al-mi'raj, Camahueto, Indrik, Shadhavar, Sin-you, Winged Unicorns


The Unicorn (greek: μονόκερως) is a mythological creature often depicted as a horse or goat-like-creature with one single horn on its head. It also is one of the Heraldic creatures. In heraldry, the unicorn is best known as the symbol of Scotland.

Source[]

The unicorn is first mentioned by Ctesias in his book about India.

Media[]

Unicorns appear in the following media:

Folklore[]

Music[]

  • The Last Unicorn, soundtrack of the animated motion picture, by America

Movies[]

  • The Last Unicorn (1982), an animated movie by Jules Bass und Arthur Rankin Jr.
  • Legend (1985), with Tom Cruise and Tim Curry, directed by Ridley Scott.
  • Nico the Unicorn (1998), based on the 1996 book by Frank Sacks

Games[]

Novels[]

  • Berserk

Books[]

  • The Last Unicorn, a novel by Peter S. Beagle.
  • Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a novel by Lewis Carroll is featuring the nursery rhyme "The Lion and the Unicorn".
  • Time of Contempt (1995) and The Lady of the Lake (1998) by polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski. Ihuarraquax is a unicorn appearing in those two Witcher-Novels.

Theatre[]

  • La Licorne - Ballett by Jacques Ibert
  • La dame á la licorn - Ballett by Jean Cocteau (1952)

Other[]

  • Corre La Licorne - was a French car maker founded 1901 in Levallois-Perret.

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