To see Unicorns….One must simply look.
Unicorns are not found in Greek mythology, but rather in accounts of natural history, for Greek writers of natural history were convinced of the reality of the unicorn, which they located in India, However many sightings and stories of unicorns have been recorded throughout the world.
A unicorn (from Latin unus ‘one’ and cornu ‘horn’) is a mythological creature. Though the modern popular image of the unicorn is sometimes that of a horse differing only in the horn on its forehead, the traditional unicorn also has a billy-goat beard, a lion’s tail, and cloven hooves—these distinguish it from a horse. Marianna Mayer has observed (The Unicorn and the Lake), “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.”
It’s even possible that the unicorna mentiond in the Bible could be these same legendary creatures. (Job39:9-12) (Psalm 22:21/ 29:6)(Numbers23:22/24:8) (Deut.33:17)
To the Chinese the “unicorn” is a symbol of wealth and prosperity.
The unicorn has long been identified as a symbol of Christ by Catholic writers, allowing the traditionally pagan symbolism of the unicorn to become acceptable within religious doctrine. The original myths refer to a beast with one horn that can only be tamed by a virgin maiden; subsequently, some Catholic scholars translated this into an allegory for Christ’s relationship with the Virgin Mary. Interestingly enough, the collective term for a grouping of unicorns is “a blessing of unicorns”
In the modern movie (Legend) (Which is a mythological representation of the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden) The Unicorn can only be drawn in by the innocence of the virgin Lilly and is said to have all the powers of creation itself. And in the movie The last Unicorn it is said that when a mortal sees a unicorn, all that person sees is a plain white horse. And so….. in light of this……That white horse you saw not long ago….. may very well of been a Unicorn.
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Comments

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    Oh now this is good real good.. Wonderful work ..
    Chuck..

  • Ya I don’t have a very good zoom. It’s only 18-55.
    Looking back on it now……I hope I wasn’t within kicking range.

    – Snapshot20

  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
    KEITH R. WILL...over 6 years ago

    excellence

  • Thank you very much!

    – Snapshot20

  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...over 6 years ago

    Very, very nice-love the perspective. I am going to send you a quick bublemail about your radiant beauty poem…

  • Lisa Jones Caldwell
    Lisa Jones Cal...over 6 years ago

    Oh Kaiden!! I love this image. It’s magical just as I am sure you intended it to be. I also love the history you have included. I always seem to learn from your images! Lisa

  • Thank you.
    You’re such a doll!
    That means alot to me.
    Kaiden

    – Snapshot20

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 6 years ago

    Excellent, Kaiden, both your photo and writing. I would love to see your work in the PhotoWriting group. – Cora

  • Thanks,
    Owe wow you started the group?
    Thanks I’ll zoom over there.
    Kaiden

    – Snapshot20

  • mekea
    mekeaover 6 years ago

    Beuatiful and Magical! Wonderful work and writing! Mekea :)

  • Thanks doll!

    – Snapshot20

  • Marinapallett
    Marinapallettover 6 years ago

    VERY MAGICAL ;0) GREAT PIC

  • Thank you.
    I appreciate that.
    Kaiden

    – Snapshot20

  • NancyC
    NancyCover 6 years ago

    Now this is awesome work Kaiden. Have you checked out the group Live, Love Dream, this would fit in there for sure. Lovely work. :)

  • Thank you I’ll look into that.
    Kaiden

    – Snapshot20

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 6 years ago

    Very creative, wonderful concept……………well done

  • Thank you.

    – Snapshot20

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonover 6 years ago

    Fascinating info and great bit of art

  • Thank you sir

    – Snapshot20

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