Since Ctesias’ publication in the year 398 BC, many have written about Unicorns. According to the Persian historicus the Unicorns was a wild ass, as big or even bigger as a horse, with white bodies, dark heads, blue eyes and a single horn on their forehead of approximately half a meter long. He also believed they only existed in India. Of course only half of this story is true.
During the long centuries following that first account, many famous scholars have confirmed the Unicorns existence. Aristotle was one of them. As was the great merchant traveler Marco Polo. And also Julius Cesar who claimed to have seen unicorns in the Hercynian Forest, now know as the Black Forest. There are countless stories that talk about the healing abilities of the horn by itself. In the Middle Ages it even became quite fashionable among royalty and nobility to have a drinking cup made of the horn of a Unicorn because it was supposed to detect poison. However, for all the weight the mighty scholars, writers and statesmen wielded in the literary world, the Unicorn was not well known among the ordinary people. It was yet a beast of books and libraries, and there it might have dwindled into obscurity and never been known to us. For the legend to grow it needed more than dry science.
Fortunately today we know better. There is no such thing as magical powers that can be linked to the Unicorn’s horn. We also know that Ctesias description of the Unicorn was ridiculous. Unicorns are of course not bigger as a horse and the fact they are always white is completely ridiculous. Though all though history there have been many stories but never real proof of the Unicorn’s existence, today we can finally confirm that the Unicorn indeed exists. And for that we do not need ancient stories. All we need is a photo camera and a little bit of luck. Thanks to that we now know Unicorns come in magical colors, such as blue, purple and pink. They are playful and wild, only to be tamed by deluding them with, for example, a hand full of money. The only thing we can safely take for truth is that Unicorns are rare and hard to find.
Finally we can put the questions about the Unicorns existence to rest. Thanks to the men from Exterface. Together with David Mason Chlopecki, CEO and designer of Slick It Up they created a real life Unicorn dream. In his self made costume and props, David poses like a true rainbow stallion, giving us the promise of pleasure and seduction that puts a real Unicorn to shame. Though created in 2009, Exterface’s Unicorn is still as actual as it was 4 years ago. An adult version of My Little Pony that has influenced and inspired the makers of birthday cakes, haloween costumes and even Ellen Degeneres who dedicated her show to the subject. For us its simply proof that fairytales do exist. You just have to know where to look for them. –BM-
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