Unicorns are a fictional species originating in European folklore.
Unicorns are usually magical creatures resembling white horses (of varying size) with a large spiraling horn (similar to that of a Narval) protruding from its forehead. Male unicorns possess a goatee that the females lack. Pure water drunken from a goblet of unicorn horn is said to heal any illness. Unicorns are too fast for any hunter to catch, and can never be tamed by a man. However, due to its magical alignment with goodness and purity, the unicorn will be instantly tamed by a virgin maiden.
The various unicorns appearing in fiction include: