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Scott Francis Baker

December 2nd, 2007

Winged horny beasts @ 02:45 pm

If a horse with a horn is a Unicorn, and a horse with wings is a Pegasus, the what is a horse with both a horn and wings? A horned Pegasus? A winged Unicorn? themabbi is trying to tell me that no such animal exists in fantasy or reality. I can't think of a specific reference, but I'm sure it exists somewhere!
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Date:December 3rd, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)


Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology. may or may not have existed. The Greeks were fanciful, but much of what they believed happened long ago may, indeed, have happened. So that is the horse with wings. There used to be many of them, according to Green legends. Regarding the unicorn, that is the horse with the horn in the middle of its forehead. It was said to exist in the very early times when the earth was young and innocent. If the stories are true, the unicorn was last seen around the time of the Great Flood when Noah and his sons built the Ark. We don't know if they were drowned, or if they sucuumbed to disease. At any rate, it is thought they really did exist because tapestries still in museums from the 12th century depict them, and there were drawings on caves in Druid Britain that showed the unicorns, also. That is all I know about winged horses and the unicorns.
Date:December 3rd, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
Pegacorn. Twelve-year-old girls love them.

Scott Francis Baker