Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Unicorns In Pop Culture

Unicorns have become more regonized just recently over past couple months. Celebrities like Lady Gaga and Ke$ha , have gained light to the mystical creatures that have not gotten as much attention in quite some time .

Lady Gaga


    Espically in today's pop culture, unicorns have been plastered in music videos, clothing and in movies. Fantasy movies like Harry Potter andTwilight give the audiance more of a chance to belief in the magic of fantasty.

The Last Unicorn (1982)

Harry Potter was one film that continued the myth that Unicorn blood would make a person live forever, although they would live a life of miserary.

Legend starring Tom Cruise in 1985 was a fantasty movie about Unicorns.

My Little Pony  was a television program in 1984 that was based off a series of dolls.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Types of Unicorns .

Picture a unicorn .
Many people distingush unicorns differently . Passed down from folk tale to the Bible, different descriptions of unicorns have shed light to the imagination or true fact.  There are 10 different descriptions of unicorns .

Archaic Unicorn: Goat-sized with a billy goat beard, lions tail and cloven hooves 

Northern European variety: Riding horse sized (Largest) pure white, aloof and willing to do battle with lions.

El Alicornio (and / or) El Unicornio : Western European, Spain in particular, has wings on its feet.

Central European: Smaller, pony sized, shy but docile and even friendly to maidens.

Alps and Carpathian: Grey speckled and more robust than the Central European type. Many sure-footed goat-like traits.

Eastern Europe (Slavic or Russian) Pony sized but very fleet

Chinese/Japanese Unicorn

Gaelic Unicorn: has a heavy coat against the cold Hibernian winter.

Black Unicorn: black fur, red horn and hooves. Maybe a sub-variety of the Northern European type.

 Pegacorn: Unicorn with wings (also called Unicus)

The Princess of Purity

"Why did they go away, do you think? If there ever were such things."
"Who knows? Times change. Would you call this age a good one for unicorns?"
"No, but I wonder if any man before us ever thought his time a good time for unicorns."
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

   Unicorns . A horse with one horn in the center of their heads . Most people believe they are just mythical creatures created in early times for fantasy and people's enjoyment . Although everyone has there own beliefs , I believe they exist . Just like Bigfoot or the Lochness Monster people have wrote songs, poems, stories and they have been passed down until today to keep the magic alive. Unicorns , like other folk tales are so much alive in peoples hearts, like some, I also believe that these creatures have no desire to show themseleves to someone as impure as humans. To them, we are lower than them, destroying what has been given to us.  It's surprising that show themseleves to people and swallow their pride.