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post #1 of 33 Old 09-25-2008, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Do you believe Unicorns once Lived?

Unicorns are elemantals (along with the fae, merfolk etc.)
The horn of a unicorn is said to have magickal qualities eg: to purifie bodies of water. When humans discovered this quality, it was kept secret by the druids and priestesses in order to protect the unicorn from those who would seek to use its power currishly. But the secret was eventually discovered, hunters were sent to find and kill the unicorns so their horns could be used and those who obtained it to used it to then ensure their own food and drink was pure and that any poisons were neutralized.
The unicorns horn is called the alicorn and on many prescriptions and lists of apothecary ingredients the alicon appeared until the mid 17th century when the unicorn was an endangered magickal creature.
Unicorns are shy, rare and wild in nature, and because of this they fled deeper and deeper into the forest, until such time when maidens were used as bait for unicorns (because they are pure in intent, loving, innocent, wild and free, they attract unicorns) and they were able to be hunted again.
There is more evidence of unicorns in Lucy Cavenish's book White Magic.
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post #2 of 33 Old 09-25-2008, 12:02 PM
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Okay, not to sound naive, or offend anyone (heavens no), is there actually any REAL scientific evidence that indicates that unicorns actually lived?

Or is it something like Noah's ark and Santa Clause, that because it's in a book, and because it could be folk lure, we have to believe with our hearts?

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My opinion? It's possible that some genetic anomoloy occured at some point that caused a horse to have a bump in it's forehead that perhaps someone caught a quick sight of and thought looked like a horn. Or maybe a goat or something grew a single horn in the center of it's head as opposed to one on each side. Strange things happen with genetics.

Do I believe some magical creature every walked the planet with special powers in a single horn in the center of it's head? Uh, no.
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I do not believe unicorns exist or have existed :) 'Alicorn' is actually narwhal tooth. Notes in old alchemical or apothecary books mean nothing; they also used to call for the philsopher's stone.

Also, I am a maiden, but I am not pure in heart and innocent in intent. XD

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post #5 of 33 Old 09-25-2008, 01:10 PM
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What makes one a maiden?

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post #6 of 33 Old 09-25-2008, 01:28 PM
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I'm sorry but I don't believe in unicorns.


"Ei oo, ei tuu, ei heru, eikä tipu
Tämä elo on kuin kivinen perunamaa
Ei oo, ei tuu, ei heru, eikä tipu
Sieltä ituisia perunoita aina vaan saan"

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post #7 of 33 Old 09-25-2008, 01:31 PM
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me neither - - although love the poem by shel silverstein!

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post #8 of 33 Old 09-25-2008, 02:26 PM
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You guys are such grown ups!!!!

I believe in romance and happy endings...and fairy tales and unicorns and dragons and and and...


Actually I wonder alot about fairy tales... I mean, where did they come from? Dragons, Unicorns... did one person make them up and a bunch more copycat the idea? I love to dream... I'm a dreamer....

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What would all of the no votes say

If I said unicorns are mentioned in the Bible?
They are present in alot of the old religious
Painting .

Part of the story says, innocent maiden were taken
Into the forest and told to sit still, the unicorn would
Come to the maiden and lay its head in her lap and
Relax and fall asleep, that is when the hunters would
Capture it.
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It all stems from the assumption that young girls would never have had sex, but basically a maiden is an unmarried young woman who is a virgin.

Unicorns being present in the Bible means nothing to me. I do not hold it to be a reliable historical source.

Mythical creatures such as unicorns and dragons often have common origins, not in 'someone made them up' but in cultural ideas that give rise to a similar kind of creature.

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