When Melanie first mentioned that she was going to have a whole MONTH of blog guests raving about their fave creatures, I was so excited!! But also like…what the flip kind of creature is my favorite?!
I just knew I had to feature these amazing creatures! Who knew that throwing a horn on a horse turned the ordinary into super freaking fantasy amazingness!
Here are some fun facts about unicorns to help you understand their amazingness
The Hebrew word, re’em, as used in the Bible, translates to a horned creature which in some versions of the translation ACTUALLY depicts a unicorn! Buuuuut theologians believe that it’s actually referencing an ox. Whatevs, I’m only thinking of Jesus like this now.
Marco Polo believed he stumbled across unicorn when he was traveling! But he was not super impressed, “They are very ugly brutes to look at” is what he wrote about them. But then it was discovered that he actually was talking about rhinoceroses. Dang it!
Mythology states the virgins are the only ones who have the power over the unicorns because the animals are so pure. I guess their magical powers allow them to know if you’ve done the deed or not (gross unicorns!)
Genghis Khan was on his way with an army to take over India when he saw a unicorn! He took it as a sign from his deceased father to turn back and leave those Indian people alone! (Good ol’ magical unicorn)
In pharmacies in the 1700s, you could buy powdered unicorn horn! (I’m assuming this was just cocaine)
Favorite characterization of unicorns
I pretty much love all characters and creatures in this series, but I really love how JK depicted unicorns. “Unlike the fully grown creatures, unicorn foals are pure gold in colour. Unicorns turn silver when they are about two years old, and they grow their horns at around four years old. Unicorns do not turn pure white until they are fully grown, at about seven years old. They are more trusting when they are babies, and don’t mind boys as much.”Um. I WILL TAKE SEVEN OF THESE PLEASE. And of course there’s the really sad scene where a unicorn has been slain and it’s metallic blood is being devoured so that Lord Voldemort can arise again (gross)
“Only one who has nothing to lose, and everything to gain, would commit such a crime. The blood of a unicorn will keep you alive, even if you are an inch from death, but at a terrible price. You have slain something so pure and defenceless to save yourself, you will have but a half-life, a cursed life, from the moment the blood touches your lips.”
I really loved this moment and the vulnerability here for Harry to see such a pure creature being killed for Voldemort to rise to power. It kinda reminded me of how his parents died. So pure. Up against pure evil. *cries*
Charlie the unicorn
Y’all. This was the first video I ever watched on YouTube. And it did not disappoint. You can watch the video here. I seriously crack up laughing the whole time I’m watching this piece of 2008 goodness. Can’t the internet but as innocent and amazing as it was back with Charlie the Unicorn?
Princess Unicorn from the Office
Okay so she’s technically not a pure unicorn, but omg is this one of my favorite episodes of The Office ever!
Dwight buys all of the most popular Christmas toys of the season, Princess Unicorn, and then sells them all for $200 a piece to desperate moms and dads. One of them being Daryl and Toby. When Daryl buys the last one and Toby misses out, he spends $400 to buy the last one from Daryl only to find that he bought the African American Princess Unicorn. It’s seriously the best moment ever when Toby is looking at Daryl and Daryl is like, “Is there a problem?”
I hope you enjoyed this random post about the unicorn! Thanks to Melanie for letting me randomly ramble about my favorite unicorn sitings!