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My Favorite Animal:<br />Presented by Heather Miller<br />The Unicorn<br />
Description<br />The Unicorn is usually depicted as a large horse<br /> A single sprawling horn (aka Alicorn) in the middle of it's forehead <br />It is also described to have the hind legs of an antelope<br />The tail of a lion<br />The beard of a goat or a whole lion's mane <br />Some "races" have cloven hoofs like a deer or antelope<br />
Related Animals<br />Rhinoceros<br />Single-horned goat<br />Narwhal<br />Oryx<br />Eland<br />
Myths and Legends<br />There are many theories based on the unicorn. However, there are no records of it being captured by anyone. <br />People of medieval ages believed a unicorn runs silently through the forest and is a savage animal. A virgin can tame one. Hence, a unicorn is mainly associated with Virgin Mary.<br />The Unicorn and the Lion were always great rivals. They were both seen as kings of animals and often clashed. The Unicorn represented spring and the lion, summer. It was said that the end of their clashes influenced the seasons of the year.<br />
Biblical Mentioning<br />"God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.” Numbers 23:22<br />"God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.” Numbers 24:8<br />"His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth.” Deuteronomy 33:17<br />Job 39:9-12, Psalms 22:21, Psalms 29:6, Psalms 92:10, and Isaiah 34:7<br />
Fun Facts<br />There is a belief, if the horn of a unicorn were placed on an injury, it would heal the wound.<br />Queen Elizabeth was presented with a narwhal tusk in 1577. During that period it was believed to be a unicorn’s horn. It was valued somewhere between 10,000 pounds and 40,000 pounds. It is still considered as a royal treasure.<br />A group of Unicorns is called a blessing.<br />