When the image of a unicorn appears, the traditional image of the mythical beast is that of a fairy white horse with a black horn in the middle of its head. This is not to dismiss the notion of the black unicorn, for while it is not as present in mythological stories or in today’s culture, it does appear from time to time.
From Arad the Black Unicorn to the unicorn appearing in Deckard’s dream in Blade Runner, understanding the traditional meaning and symbolism while learning how it is currently used in modern culture can help paint a more favorable image of the creature of the moment. It also holds the key to why it is not as typically referenced as a white unicorn.
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Traditional meaning of a unicorn
To understand the traditional meanings and symbolism of a black unicorn, one must first understand the meaning of a unicorn in general. A black unicorn adds an overlying layer to the meaning because it takes the myth to another level, but the underlying layer is always present.
In the traditional European Judeo-Christian sense, the visualization of a unicorn in a dream means that the dreamer is likely to be deceived soon. If the dreamer sees himself walking with a unicorn, the person is likely to experience something physically or emotionally uncertain in his life, whereas riding the unicorn is a symbol of luck for desirable events to come.
In Hinduism, the new life follows a unicorn, and if the beast seems to offer help, it symbolizes someone unexpectedly will offer help in a difficult situation that arises in life. In Arab cultures, the sight of a unicorn is a great joy and if seeing the unicorn in a garden, it means that a new phase of life is coming. However, if a unicorn attacks the dreamer, it means that a time of unhappiness is fast approaching.
The dream of a white unicorn is almost always a good omen and a desirable image to see. A white unicorn offers help and is a strong, sturdy animal that can be there to help while other friends and family members are away. A white unicorn is a symbol of purity, although this is where the view of a black unicorn begins to be different.
Although a black unicorn does not necessarily signify impurity, it symbolizes strength and power and can lead someone towards the achievement of their goals just as a black unicorn can overcome barriers and push towards a powerful and desirable life.
Black unicorns in pop culture
The Black Unicorn is a novel by Terry Brooks. The book focuses on mythical times and the appearance of a black unicorn offers power and assistance when the Landover kingdom is attacked by outside forces. It is part of Landover’s Magic Kingdom series and is the second novel in the book. With the help of the black unicorn, who wears a golden bridle, she is able to offer strength and power to counter the evils of darkness that threaten the kingdom.
Bennett Martellus, a player with the Chicago Bears, called himself a “Black Unicorn“. He called himself a Black Unicorn as he pointed out, black unicorns are the rarest of all unicorns, and that he considers himself the rarest of the band.
The Black Unicorn is a character in Mobile Suit Gundam, which is a Japanese anime series. Although he is not a real horse with a lonely horn on the crown of his warmth, he is rather a fighting character who refers to himself as such because his armour is black and he has an extensive crown of horses, all of which are shining with gold.
In music, the song “Black Unicorn” by 2 Chainz is probably the most common song featuring black unicorns. One of the lyrics of one song says, “And here you are, a Black Unicorn, Mythical, Mystical, from the day you were born.”
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