Unicorns are such special creatures, many different cultures have written about them throughout history. These amazing beasts can be found anywhere in the world, because they live in the wonderful realms of the imagination. They live in our hearts and minds, in our books, films and pictures.
The Internet is full of images and videos of unicorns. We like to read about them and watch them. If you are lucky, you may have already seen one, looking around the boundaries of the imagination and in the real world 🌟
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UNICORNS HIDING IN THE FORESTS
Many unicorns live in the forests, where there are many berries, nuts and fruits to eat. Trees provide them with shelter from wind and rain and help them hide from predators.
UNICORNS ARE OFTEN THOUGHT TO LIVE IN FORESTS
A unicorn gallops proudly through the forest accompanied by a fairy who glances behind a tree.
Unicorns are shy creatures, so they like to be able to disappear quickly if someone they don’t want to see ventures their way. They can blend into the shadows of the forest and disappear faster than they can think.
These amazing beasts are so agile that they can effortlessly dodge and sting around tall trunks. So it’s easy for them to outrun anyone who tries to follow them. Their strong legs and agile hooves prevent them from tripping over uneven ground or tree roots.
We all know the mystical images of unicorns grazing at dawn, perhaps sipping fresh water from a lake. Surrounded by the dark trunks of ancient trees, they seem to glow in the dim light. Perhaps the age of the forests increases the unicorns’ chances of living there. The trees are full of wisdom and memory, and unicorns can find peace and solitude there.
Unicorns are said to live in the mountains, where they can feed on the tops of rainbows. Unicorns have no wings, so it is logical that they need to climb mountains to be able to appreciate this rare delicacy. Rainbows are not common, so many unicorns gather when there is one to feed.
THE UNICORN'S PEAK - ONE OF THE MANY MOUNTAINS WHERE UNICORNS ROAM
Unicorn Woodpecker In Washington, D.C., USA. Perhaps you can see a unicorn?
Unicorns in the mountains must be particularly agile to avoid stumbling over treacherous rocks and difficult trails. They will have less space to hide, so they will have to be more vigilant in case someone approaches. Running away is not so easy at the top of a mountain.
If you have ever seen how mountain goats are able to climb an almost steep cliff, you will have an idea of how unicorns can climb when they need to. With the sunlight flashing on their shiny coat, they can escape even the fastest predators on the mountain.
The mountains offer caves where unicorns can hide and shelter from bad weather. Unicorns that live in the mountains often have one or two different caves in which they retreat when they feel threatened or when there is a storm brewing. There are no rainbows to eat when it rains hard, so they can go and rest until the bad weather passes and there is sunshine to mingle with the rain.
A meadow is perhaps the most obvious place to imagine a unicorn living. The green hills and gently rolling valleys are ideal for grazing animals of all kinds. Wildflower meadows positively invite these silvery creatures to roll around and sunbathe. With butterflies, crickets and small birds, how could a place be more perfect for a peaceful creature like a unicorn ?
UNICORN LIVING IN THE MEADOWS
The open spaces of the meadows also offer unicorns the opportunity to do what they do better than any other animal in the world: run. We have all seen horses gallop across a vast expanse of land. We’ve seen how the horses’ muscles twist and dive, and how their manes and tails flow in the wind, tasting their freedom and power.
A unicorn is much faster than a horse. They are the fastest of all creatures. They can dive across open meadows as fast as rivers, glistening like silver in the sun. Effortlessly, they can cover miles in a matter of moments, leaving barely a mark in the grass behind them.
In the meadows, there is more space for unicorns to form herds, and there is plenty to eat. The soft grass of the sun is perfect for unicorns, and there are many of them. Unicorns, young and old, can survive here. There are no difficult cliffs, but they can’t reach the top of the rainbows for a snack.
Unfortunately, the grasslands don’t have much shelter for unicorns. There are no trees or caves to hide in. If the weather is bad, many unicorns will have to come out of the meadows and find a place where they can rest without getting wet or cold. Maybe it’s in a nearby forest.
When the sun rises again, you can be sure that the unicorns will be back to mow the grass and strut in the heat. On clear nights, they like to go to bed late and look at the stars, perhaps dozing in the moonlight and enjoying the coolness of the grass under their bodies.
OTHER UNICORNS OF THE WORLD
You may have heard of the unicorn ambushes that also roam our world. In the past, some of them have been mistaken for unicorns. Marco Polo thought rhinos were unicorns. He was very disappointed that they didn’t look like what he had imagined. If you compare a peeled rhinoceros to the thin white beauty of a unicorn, you might understand why!
The rhinoceros was compared to the unicorn because of its unique horn, but it is difficult to see what else it might have had in common. Rhinos are not silver or white, they do not have fluid manes and their heavy, armored bodies are not agile. They are beautiful animals in their own right, but Marco Polo was probably not the only one to think that they didn’t look exactly like what he expected from unicorns.
Narwhals are the closest animals we can see now that look like unicorns, and I think they are beautiful creatures. That’s also why we’ve already written a separate article on narwhals and their relationship to unicorns. They’re elegant and agile, and they’re stunningly pure white in the deep waters of the ocean. They live in icy seas, gather in large family herds and play sports with their “horns”, which are now more often referred to as “tusks”.
The quiet grace with which they drift through the water can easily be compared to the agility and elegance of a Unicorn on land. Their ability to disappear in the depths is much like the ability of a unicorn to disappear. Finally, they seem to belong to two worlds at the same time, existing between the air one must breathe and the water one must swim in, just as unicorns are often able to transcend the boundaries between worlds.
Many people sought to own narwhal horns, believing that they could bring the luck and healing associated with unicorn horns. This was not good for the narwhals, who were hunted, trapped and killed. Narwhal horns were still sold as unicorn horns until 1741. I feel sorry for the narwhals!
NARWHALS ARE OFTEN CALLED UNICORNS OF THE SEA
Narwhals may have inspired part of the story of The Last Unicorn. In this story, the unicorns had been thrown into the sea by an evil king who wanted to keep them all to himself, because looking at them was the only thing that brought him joy. The unicorns were trapped in the waves, afraid to come out.
- Maybe when you look at the sea, you can see unicorns dancing in the waves. It is a beautiful place for them, full of pleasure and energy, but also dangerously powerful and unpredictable. The sea is wild and impossible to catch, so unicorns can feel very comfortable, safe in the waves and visible for moments in the sparkling foam that rises and falls on the beaches.
- If unicorns live among the waves, it would explain why they are so hidden from our world. The deep waters hold many mysteries that we have yet to unravel, and the ever-changing wilderness of the water would be perfect for protecting these beautiful creatures from evil.
- Perhaps the next time you’re out at sea or playing on a beach, you’ll notice the sparkling shine of a pearly coat or the gleam of silver hooves, and you’ll know that unicorns are at play against the sand.
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