A nonfiction passage on the history and development of unicorns in ancient cultures
English (North American)
Young Adult (18-35)
US General American (GenAm)
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The next known reference to unicorns comes from the ancient Greeks and add support to the idea that the SEALS depicted unicorns. The historian Stacy is collected Travelers stories of India over 2000 years ago and wrote about unicorns. He described them as donkey like they were fleet footed and came in several colors, such as red, white and black. He also described the horn as being a cube, attend 1/2 which is 18 inches in modern measurements. Several other ancient Greek supported STI CS is writing about unicorns, though like him, most had never travelled to India to see them, and others were likely describing different animals. For example, Pliny the Elder described a unicorn as a fierce animal called the Minahasa rece, which had the head of the stag, the feet of the elephant, the tail of the board. While the rest of the body is like that of the horse, it makes a deep lowing noise and has a single black horn, which projects from the middle of its forehead. This sounds more like a rhinoceros than what we would think of as a unicorn. Today, most of the aspects of the modern unicorn come from the depictions in the Middle Ages. This is also where the more magical aspects of the unicorn become part of the unicorn legend. Some early medieval depictions of unicorns were still somewhat goat like, but as time went on, they started to look more and more like the unicorns we think of today.