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Historians believe the first written account of a unicorn comes from Greek physician Ctesias in the fourth century, B.C Download Bickering Jane. While traveling through what is now Iran, he heard many tales of sightings of single-horned wild donkeys that were as large as horses. According to Ctesias, these swift and powerful creatures had white bodies, red heads, blue eyes, and a multi-colored horn that was about 18 inches in length 삼성화재 다이렉트 다운로드.

It’s doubtful that Ctesias ever saw one of these creatures 포켓몬스터 옐로우 다운로드. Instead, historians believe his writings merely relay the stories that were told to him by others free classical music. He’s not the only one to have reported seeing a unicorn throughout history, though. Other famous sightings include those by Marco Polo, Genghis Khan, and Pliny the Elder 야 나두 강의 다운로드.The exact description of the unicorn varies by who is telling the story. Most legends indicate unicorns had magicalpowers, but the exact powers vary between immortality, the ability to fly, special healing powers, and the ability to neutralize poisons 아크로에디터 다운로드.Today, scientists believe that the creature described in legends may very well have been the Indian rhinoceros, since it’s a powerful beast with one horn 스케치업 강좌 다운로드. Other creatures, including species of wild ox, the Arabian oryx, and the narwhal, might also have influenced developing myths, such that the unicorn became a mythical creature that was a combination of the traits of many real animals 위아영 다운로드. In fact, some experts believe narwhal horns were often sold as unicorn horn in medieval times 메가스터디 다운로드.

A recent discovery in an Italian wildlife preserve has scientists also considering a new possibility. Scientists recently discovered an Italian deer with a single hornprotruding from its forehead. They believe this unique deer is the result of a rare genetic mutation. Given this new finding, though, some scientists have now started to wonder whether unicorn myths could be the result of a similar rare genetic mutation in a horse-like creature thousands of years ago!

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