1) Is the unicorn mythical or did it actually exist? Cave paintings in France and old paintings in South America and South Africa depict animals which look like horses except for a single horn in the centre of their foreheads.
2) Medieval folklore believed unicorns were not the size of horse but that of a donkey or a goat.
3) The unicorn is an enduring symbol of purity throughout history.
4) Marco Polo believed he had encountered a unicorn but, from his description, it has since become apparent that he was actually referring to a rhinoceros!
5) The unicorn is revered as a good omen in China and is called a Kilin.
6) The alicorn (horn of the unicorn) is thought to have special powers such as curing illnesses, extending a person's life and affording protection against poisonous substances. So it is a prized item indeed - if you can find one!
7) Unicorns stand for truth and all that is good. It is said that they will stab liars with their horns.
8) Peter Pevensie, from the Chronicles of Narnia, rode a white unicorn into battle against the white witch Jadis which you can watch in the movie 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.'
9) Alexander the Great also claimed that he rode a unicorn into battle - but we don't have a movie to prove it!
10) A unicorn apparently appeared to Confucius and foretold of his death.