U for Unicorn – #atozchallenge


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Unicorns.

The fabled horse-like creatures with a single horn protruding from their heads.  They represent purity, virginity, etc.

Who knows where these things originated?  Was it the rhinocerous?

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The narwhal?

The drunken delusions of an insane bard, centuries and centuries ago?

They’ve been the target of all types of speculation in fantasy stories.  Terry Brooks has a unicorn play a major part in The Black Unicorn.  Mercedes Lackey has them in her book, Fortune’s Fool.  There’s The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle – which I have not read, but heard much about.

What’s your favorite unicorn myth and/or story?

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