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What Animal Brought the Myth of the Unicorn to Life?

  1. Shakka James profile image72
    Shakka Jamesposted 5 years ago

    Can anyone explain where the unicorn came from? I want to know where or from what animal it originated from.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    The main source for the western unicorn is bestiaries in the 11-14th century--most likely from vague and unillustrated descriptions of the rhinoceros.

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It was a cloning experiment between rhinoceros and horse.

  3. ChrisMyth profile image44
    ChrisMythposted 5 years ago

    Check this out:
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    The ancient Greeks were the first to speak of the unicorn. They noted the unicorn as a factual creature rather than a mythical one. Many factual creatures such as the now extinct elasmotherium rhinoceros, the single-horned goat, the narwhal, the oryx and the eland suggest that a creature such as the unicorn may have actually existed thousands of years ago...