There are many animals in the world but which is the rarest and the most precious of them all?

Hint? one and only

Of course, it is the Unicorn. Unicorns were commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Unicorn is a creature of purity and grace. They are known to be captured only by a virgin.

Unicorn is not a God, but it would not be far-fetched to think of them as God's pet. Unicorn is thought to hold the power to divine truth and will pierce the heart of a liar with its horn. Perhaps, God can use Unicorn to make a judgment for souls after the death of a human being. Unicorns also have immense power and strength, known to easily kill an elephant.

What consequence did being the coolest animal in the world have for the Unicorns? Hunters who obtained Unicorn Hunting License from the Lake Superior University went out to hunt them. Their method was to wait for a Unicorn to lay down next to a Virgin and catch him while he was distracted by the beauty and pureness of the virgin.

Unicorn horns were then used to cure many illnesses. Also, touching a pure white unicorn is known to bring joy for ones entire life. No wonder it is not surprising to learn that pharmacies in the U.K. in the 1700's were using Unicorn horns as medicine.

It is unclear exactly when Unicorns first came about but there are Indus script writings which show unicorn-like figure dating back all the way to 2500 B.C.

There are some versions of Bible that mention Unicorn as well. There is a church in Ravenna that has Unicorn mosaic on the floor.

Because Unicorns are so rare that any information about them is incredibly rare to find.

- Yoon Conner -

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