Unicorn SVG is a mythical creature, a symbol of chastity, in the broad sense of spiritual purity and search. Most often it is presented as a horse with one horn coming out of the forehead.
Unicorn SVG Description and symbolism
The earliest images of unicorns more than 4 thousand years, this is the most common artistic motif of the Indian civilization. Much later, unicorns began to appear in the myths of West Asia. In ancient Greece and ancient Rome, animals were considered to exist. The unicorn images found on ancient Egyptian monuments and on the rocks of southern Africa are drawings of antelopes with straight horns (for example, bass and oryx antelopes), which, drawn in the profile and without taking into account the prospects, seem to be homogeneous. There were also homogeneous antelopes in case the second horn broke in the fight.
The first mention of the Unicorn SVG animal in the West dates back to the 5th century B.C. Ktesius, who served for 17 years as a healer at the Persian court, returning to Greece in his book “Description of India”, described the wild Indian donkeys of massive addition, having one horn on the forehead, as well as red head, blue eyes and torso. According to Ktesius, anyone who drinks water or wine from the horn of this animal will never be subject to disease. The powder scraped off this horn can save you from deadly poison. And it is possible to catch these unusually quick-legged donkeys only when they are together with cubs, which cannot be left behind. The story of Ktesiya has gained popularity thanks to the authority of Aristotle, who briefly mentioned the homogeneous “Indian donkeys” as “ungulates” in his “History of animals”.
The Roman writer Claudius Elian, who was born around 170 A.D., speaks of three varieties of unicorn in his book “Colorful Stories”. The first two are similar in description to the donkeys of Ctesia, and the third one, the carzon, has a spiral black horn, “the size of an adult horse of red color, has a horse mane and is very fast. Cartazons are not dangerous animals, but males are intransigent on each other and even attack females. The males’ morale is softened during the rut, but with the birth of the cubs, they become fierce again.
In early traditions, the Unicorn SVG was also depicted with the body of a bull, goat and horse. Some attributed the unicorn to the elephant’s legs and boars’ tail, which led to the assumption that the rhinoceros was the prototype of the unicorn. Pliny calls the homeland of the unicorns Hindu country and central Africa. In one of the fairy tales of the Grimm brothers, the unicorn is characterized by an extremely aggressive temperament, which further confirms its resemblance to the rhinoceros. The Greek “Physiologist” notes that the unicorn is “a quick-legged beast wearing one horn and having an evil will towards people”. The Bible agrees with this, where the unicorn (“ram”) is presented as a fast (Numbers 24:8), dangerous, fierce (Psalm 21:22) and freedom-loving animal (Job 39:9). Today, most modern translations of the Bible refer to this word as “bison” or “wild buffalo” (extinct several centuries ago).
In Greek mythology, the Unicorn SVG was dedicated to Artemis, the virgin goddess. The Jews had the following legend: when Yahweh asked Adam to give names to all the animals, the unicorn was the first of its names and was thus elevated. When Adam and Eve were expelled from Paradise, God gave the unicorn the choice of staying in Eden or leaving with people. The unicorn chose the latter and was blessed for his sympathy for people.
Perhaps the first to authoritatively place a unicorn from faraway countries in Europe is Julius Caesar. In his “Notes on the Gallic War” he tells of a deer with a long horn that lives in the Hercyn forest (in the Black Forest).
Unicorn SVG In European culture.
An important role was played by the unicorn in medieval legends and fairy tales; it was used by wizards and wizards; it killed any person who met him; only a virgin could tame him, and then he was made by hand, lay down on the ground and fell asleep. In general, if you can catch a unicorn, you can only keep it with a golden knot.
The enemies of the Unicorn SVG have long been considered elephant and lion. When an elephant met, he would fight and, as a rule, the unicorn would be the first to steal the elephant’s belly. The lion could lure the unicorn into a trap: fleeing from the chase, he sharply turned aside at the trunk of the tree, and the unicorn, unable to quickly slow down, pierced the wood with his horn, after which the lion easily dealt with the enemy.
Unicorn horn (under the guise of which most of the narwhal fangs were sold, exported by Norwegians, Danes and Russian Pomors from the polar regions, as well as rhinoceros horn and mammoth tusk) was used for different products, such as scepters and staffs, and was valued very expensively, especially because, that in the form of grated powder was considered a wonderful healing agent for various diseases – from fever, epilepsy, fever (fever), from sea urchinism, black weakness, from snake bites, it prolonged youth and strengthened the potency, and also was a means to protect against spoilage. The trade in horn cups, allegedly removing poison from food, flourished, believing that the poisonous liquid boiled in it. A 15th-century European miniature depicts St. Benedict throwing away a piece of bread from him: the reader of that time, seeing next to the holy unicorn, could understand that the bread was poisoned, and the holy one, with the help of God, guessed it. The unicorn’s horn supposedly fogged as we approached the poison. During the Renaissance, a unicorn figure was placed over pharmacies.
Unicorn SVG In heraldry.
Unicorn SVG is a heraldic symbol of caution, prudence, prudence, purity, purity, severity and severity. He is depicted as a horse with a long twisted horn, split hooves, a lion’s tail, and sometimes a goatee. If the unicorn had a crown, it’s not on the head, but on the neck, in the form of a collar. In heraldic books, the unicorn is like a brave soldier “who is more likely to die than fall into the hands of the enemy alive. There was another metaphorical interpretation of the unicorn on the coat of arms of a medieval knight: “from a brave husband the enemies run like poison from a wonderful horn. It’s also a prototype of monastic life, a desire for privacy. The connection of unicorn symbols with the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ was highly appreciated, so some medieval authors expressed the opinion that the unicorn should not be tarnished by placing its image on the shield or hermit. However, by the 16th century the figure of heraldic unicorn had gained popularity in the family coats of arms. Sometimes a unicorn stamp was given to a master or a trade company for the highest quality of the product. A unicorn is called an accule when it stands straight with its front legs raised, and in a defensive position when it wants to defend itself with its horn. Other species were rare.
The Byzantine emperors in the state symbolics in a combination to a two-headed eagle used four coats of arms of the largest prefectures of the former Roman Empire, namely: an eagle of Italy, the vulture of Gaul, unicorn of Asia and the lion of Illyria