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Stabbing Horn of Justice: The Most Magical Facts About the Unicorn

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What animal has a horn that can reverse the deadly properties of poison, whose greatest weakness is a beautiful maiden? A unicorn, of course! But there’s much more to the magical, mythical beast than that. From the real source of unicorn horns to their medieval symbolism, our infographic of Unicorn Facts collects some of the most fascinating truths and fictions about the one-horned legend. 

For even more on unicorns, check out the unicorn tapestries at the Cloisters in New York, as well as the tapestries at the Musée de Cluny in Paris, the Throne of Denmark supposedly made from unicorn horns, and a Unicorn Cave in Germany. 

View the high resolution of the Unicorn Facts infographic here


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