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Unicorn, legendary creature taking after a pony or a child with a solitary horn on its brow. The unicorn showed up in early Mesopotamian craftsmanships, and it likewise was alluded to in the old fantasies of India and China. The most punctual depiction in Greek writing of a solitary horned (Greek monokerōs, Latin unicornis) creature was by the history specialist Ctesias (c. 400 BCE), who related that the Indian wild ass was the size of a steed, with a white body, purple head, and blue eyes, and on its temple was a cubit-long horn hued red at the pointed tip, dark in the center, and white at the base. The individuals who drank from its horn were believed to be shielded from stomach inconvenience, epilepsy, and toxic substance. It was armada of foot and hard to catch. The real creature behind Ctesias' depiction was most likely the Indian rhinoceros. 


Certain poetical entries of the Bible allude to a solid and awe inspiring horned creature called reʾem. This word was deciphered "unicorn" or "rhinoceros" in numerous forms of the Bible, yet numerous advanced interpretations incline toward "wild bull" (aurochs), which is the right significance of the Hebrew reʾem. As a scriptural creature, the unicorn was deciphered symbolically in the early Christian church. One of the most punctual such understandings shows up in the antiquated Greek bestiary known as the Physiologus, which expresses that the unicorn is a solid, furious creature that can be gotten just if a virgin lady is tossed before it. The unicorn jumps into the virgin's lap, and she suckles it and leads it to the ruler's royal residence. Medieval scholars consequently compared the unicorn to Christ, who raised up a horn of salvation for humankind and stayed in the belly of the Virgin Mary. Different legends recount the unicorn's battle with the elephant, whom it at long last lances to death with its horn, and of the unicorn's filtering of harmed waters with its horn so different creatures may drink. 


Cups supposedly made of unicorn horn—yet really made of rhinoceros horn or narwhal tusk—were profoundly esteemed by significant people in the Middle Ages as an insurance against harmed drinks. Many fine portrayals of the chase of the unicorn make due in medieval craftsmanship, in Europe as well as in the Islamic world and in China.