Unicorns of the Mythic World


Detail from The Lady and the Unicorn: Sight Tapestry Francis G. Mayer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

Jorge Luis Borges tells us that the oldest unicorn legends are nearly identical to the most recent ficitonal treatments -- but why is that? Why is the notion of a sacred, one-horned horse so resilient in human culture? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick for a look at the history of global unicorn myths and legends. Plus, don't be shocked if a satyr shows up.

Related Content:

Unicorns of the Natural World (forthcoming podcast episode)

From the Vault: Myth-Fleshed Fossil (podcast)

The First Monster (podcast)

Outside Content:

The Lady and the Unicorn (CBC Ideas)

'Women and Unicorns at the Shore' by Arthur Davies
'Women and Unicorns at the Shore' by Arthur Davies
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Topics in this Podcast: monsters, myth, history