Friday, April 24, 2015

Unicorns and Other Legendary Beast. Do They or Have They Existed?

Unicorn: a legendary animal that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. 

UFOs. Aliens. Dragons. Mermaids. Loch Ness Monster. Fairies. Elves. Gnomes. Big Foot. Vampires. Zombies. Larger than life sea serpents. El Chupacabra. Abominable Snowman. Witches. Scooby Doo. The Boogie Man under our bed.

They and more have captivated our attentions since we were a youth. And we swore they were real. But or they, or have they, ever existed?

Question: Do you believe mythological creatures such as this have lived during our life time? Even if it is only one of them? 

Weekend Follies: I’ll bring back the Weekend Follies one time during A to Z. The NFL Draft is almost upon us. And this is a skit done by Frank Caliendo in conjuction with ESPN and Todd Shay. 

If you don’t know who these people are, that’s okay. Mel Kiper Jr. is the target of the spoof. Frank is an impersonation comedian who portrays Kiper. And McShay in real life is Kiper’s most capable antagonist regarding the NFL draft. Enjoy!

 

35 comments:

  1. I wasn't around when they supposed to have existed, but if they didn't who invented that there was unicorns?
    Good post Stephen.
    Yvonne.

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  2. I love the fact your unicorn is wearing roller-skates :) I'm pretty sure if unicorns existed someone would have one in a museum by now.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  3. There used to be the Living Unicorns. My best friend in high school loved unicorns, so she had many posters of them. They were large goats and their two horns had been forced together as one. Some say from old drawing and tapestries, unicorns really were goats rather than horses.

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  4. Of course there are unicorns. I have a small herd. Shh, I'm keeping that a secret.

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  5. A friend of mine told me once she had a record as a child about the sad fate of the unicorn. It was having so much fun frolicking about that it missed its chance to get on Noah's arc. She remember vividly the picture of the unicorn crying as it started to rain. Ack! Who would write and sell such a thing to kids! Glad I never saw it.

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    1. It's a song by the Irish Rovers Tamara. An explanation of why we never see unicorns today.

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  6. A friend of mine told me once she had a record as a child about the sad fate of the unicorn. It was having so much fun frolicking about that it missed its chance to get on Noah's arc. She remember vividly the picture of the unicorn crying as it started to rain. Ack! Who would write and sell such a thing to kids! Glad I never saw it.

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    1. My sister had that one as as a kid ... and that image of the "left behind" Unicorn stuck with us for years...

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  7. There are certain urban creatures that I believe in...if only for fun. Like unicorns, fairies, mermaids, sea serpents, dragons, aliens...yes to all of those.

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  8. Unicorns are deadly break dancers, lets boogy!

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  9. Interesting post - I like the thought of most of these mythical creatures existing at some point. -http://50andfabulousblog.blogspot.com

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  10. Yes! They all exist! Well, most of them at the very least.
    Ask Ally McBeal, she knows.
    I had no idea El Chupacabra is a legendary cryptid - in my (son's) world it's the Mexican character from Disney Planes ;-)
    How about gremlins? I blogged about them last fall: http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/2014/10/use-your-words-halloween.html

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  11. Good question so literally ...no except for Aliens because I can't believe that in the entire Universe there is only us. Have they visited our planet..that's another question:) I think many may have seen creatures and were amazed by them and started to tell tales and, as with anything, the people started to exaggerate. I don't think Sasquatch exists so the people need to get another TV show. Any person who may have known which herbs to pick to help with diseases etc... or just went against the church were branded witches and so on:)

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  12. I love this post. I love the question.
    I have an urban fantasy series (in editing for a few years now) that gives an answer. Hopefully one day I'll get to share that with you.

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  13. They exist if you want them to, just like Santa. I still believe in him because I want presents.

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  14. Hi Stephen - I definitely want the Unicorn to exist ... they've been 'talked' about for millennia ... but the myth is good and there are so many recreations of them - which are stunning to look at .. the tapestries, in heraldry, as a statue above a pharmacists door ..

    I suspect they don't .. but lovely to have had another look around at how Unicorns are portrayed ... cheers Hilary

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  15. our knowledge of what creatures have ever existed comes from the fossil record ...(And New discoveries being made often)... So who really knows what creatures once inhabited this earth... Until they find a"remains of an animal its existence we always be "questionable" at best...

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  16. The thought of unicorns is nice but unlikely. Same with UFO sightings.

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  17. I believe in UFOs but whether all the sightings are real or not I have doubts. I like Diane's goat story.

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  18. No, I don't believe that any of those creatures actually existed. Well, maybe dragons. Sort of. Take dinosaur fossils. Add in a human who has no concept of how those bits go together and throw in a healthy sprinkle of imagination. Dragons.

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  19. Hahaha. That impersonation was spot-on - the way Kiper shakes his head and yells, "Todd!"

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  20. This is an interesting question to think about, especially if there were only one of them that was here. I'll have to ponder this a bit I think.

    betty

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  21. No, I don't think such animals have existed. There are still undiscovered species of animals, fish living in the deep ocean and insects in the trees of the rainforests. But large animals living on dry land are not likely to be undiscovered, taken into account all the scientists who search for new species.

    Cold As Heaven

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  22. I love the uncertainty about it...

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  23. sometimes, not confirming is good.

    privacy is vital.

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  24. Too funny, the video, and I'm not a great sports fan... as to mythical creatures, I love to believe that anything beautiful is possible... Lisa, co-host A to Z Challenge 2015 and http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  25. I like the explanation that mythical creatures like unicorns are race memories of the unusual animals of the distant past (the Pliocene Era?), and over time, our ancient ancestors somehow turned them into creatures like unicorns and giant beasts.

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  26. My best friend used to live in an apartment that backed up to woods. We would joke around about the chupacabra living back there...it was creepy!
    Katie @TheCyborgMom

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  27. Just going through all the blogs and see what they wrote about. I love your collection. I had visited when you wrote about X, and I learned a new word that day. Thanks for being who you are.

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  28. Just going through all the blogs and see what they wrote about. I love your collection. I had visited when you wrote about X, and I learned a new word that day. Thanks for being who you are.

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  29. I don't know if I believe certain creatures exist, but I love watching the reality shows were they try to find proof. I'm always interested in seeing what they discover.

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