2013년 5월 25일 토요일
Unicorn is a creature that symbolizes power and purity in Europe. This creature has a long horn,mustache of goat and cloven hoofs. Unicorn is a legandry horse. Usually, Unicorn is potrayed as a white horse. But, according to Plinius of a naturalist of Rome, "Unicorn is a very violent animal, body looks like a horse, foot is an elephant, tail is a boar." According to the record of Ancient journeyer, Unicorn is a creature from India. Unicorn became known by a book of Aristotle.
Length of the horn of Unicorn is 45cm, the bottom of horn is white, center is black, end is red. All the forces of Unicorn come out from this horn. If Unicorn meet an enemy, Unicorn uses this horn to destroy shield and armor of enemy. In addition, the horn has a very strong detoxification ability. So medieval Europeans believed that if the horn is soaked in lake and sea, the lake and sea is cleaned.
According to medieval legend, Unicorn is so strong and agile that we can not catch Unicorn in the normal way. So, we have to use a pure young virgin to catch Unicorn. Because, Unicorn likes a pure young virgin. So, Unicorn falls asleep on knee of virgin. For this reason, you can see many pictures that Unicorn stick with a virgin.
The nature of Unicorn is fierce. But, Unicorn makes a commitment to his and her young. Unicorn
become also mild in front of virgin. Therefore, Unicorn symbolizes chastity and purity. Christianity thought that Unicorn shows symbolically lifetime of Jesus Christ. Single horn signifies that Jesus as the only-begotten Son of God. The horn as an antidote symbolizes the power of Jesus. The death of Unicorn reminds holy death of Jesus. Moreover, the purity of Unicorn is a symbol of the Virgin Mary.