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It is widely claimed that only an innocent virgin with a pure heart can capture this beast. It is no surprise that capturing these animals was of priority in the Middle Ages as it is claimed that their horns would sell for ten times the weight in pure gold – a small fortune at the time. It is said that the horns of these animals have healing properties like no other and can cure most any disease and purify the human body of poison. Some revealing sources inform that the Unicorn has many magical gifts, including but not limited to: divining truth, super strength, and detecting purity. Divining truth: a unicorn is able to see the truth in people and will attack anyone that is lying around the unicorn, some claim. It is thought that unicorns also possess super strength and are to be approached with caution as the beast is wild and may exhibit erratic behavior. Unicorns are also claimed to be attracted to purity. Virgins sitting naked under a tree have been known to be the only known people to be able to ensnare these animals. After the virgin is sighted by the unicorn, it is reported that the Unicorn will venture forth and lay beside the person, allowing for a swift kill.
It is important to mention that some insist that unicorns exhibit certain peculiar behaviors, described below. One is that unicorns live in small families. These families include a very old unicorn as the leader, usually hundreds of years old in age. The pack may also include a few adult and adolescent unicorns as well. Unicorns live deep within ancient forests that many have a hard time reaching without ample supplies. As for food, Unicorns feed as normal equines, but their magical horn allows them to harvest the sun’s rays, reportedly rendering Unicorns self-sufficient beings.
The first sighting of this creature was reported by Ctesias, a Greek who was traveling Persia in early 5th century BCE. During the middle ages, Unicorns were included in zoology texts called Bestiaries; this spread their influence and popularity within Western culture. This creature proved so popular in the hazy, enchanting forests of Scotland, that King James III issued specie with the Unicorn stamped in the middle in the years 1460-1488. It is also rumored that the throne of the King of Denmark included spirals and designs made from the magical horns of Unicorns. And more recently, in 2015, the United States of America (USA) recognized April 9th as National Unicorn Day.