Unicorn -- n. an imaginary animal like a horse but having a single horn in the middle of its
forehead, the hind legs of an antelope, and the tail of a lion.
[Latin unicornis : unus one + cornu horn]
The Unicorn was a mystical creature described in ancient Greek and Roman myths.
They were placed among virgin saints and said to be an emblem
of purity. Though it would fight savagely when cornered, it could be tamed by a virgin's touch.
The horn was said to be a truly magickal weapon against all evil,
but if it fell into the wrong hands, could be used against all good men and throw the world into darkness.
"The unicorn is the only fabulous beast that does not seem to have been conceived
out of human fears. In even the earliest references he is fierce yet good,
selfless yet solitary, but always mysteriously beautiful. He could be
captured only by unfair means, and his single horn was said to neutralize poison."
Marianna Mayer, The Unicorn and the Lake
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