Where Do Unicorns Come From?
That’s a very smart question! Where do unicorns really come from? The first drawing of a creature with one horn was found in the Lascaux Caves in France. The drawing dates back to 15,000 BCE and was thought to be the first illustration of a magical unicorn. However, at a closer look, the scientists discovered our beloved unicorn actually has two horns, so it suddenly became probably an antelope or a bull. So, no, unicorns don’t come from France!
Even though unicorns make magical appearances through mythology, being mentioned by Greeks, Romans, and Indians, and they even show up in the Bible a few times, it seems that they actually come from people’s fairytales. They were inspired by creatures such as the narwhal, the oryx, and, most recently, by a one-year-old one-horned Italian deer residing in a wildlife preserve in Prato, in the vicinity of Florence.
But where is the fun in accepting that? How about we just believe unicorns come from a magical unicorn world, where rivers are made of ice cream and mountains of chocolate? And, of course, that unicorns can fulfill wishes! Just wish upon a horn and your wish will come true! So grab your cuddly unicorn, and you’ll instantly travel to a fantastic world! That sounds a lot better, doesn’t it?