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Unicorn Heraldic Supporter
The traditional unicorn has the body of horse, a billy-goats beard, a
lion's tail, and cloven hooves. The pagan interpretation of the unicorn
focuses on the medieval lore of lovers, lured and betrayed to their
death. Christian writings interpret the unicorn and its gentle surrender
to death as the Passion of Christ. The unicorn has long been adopted as
a symbol of Christ by Christian writers. The original myths refer to a
beast with one horn that can only be tamed by a virgin; subsequently,
Christian scholars translated this into an allegory for Christ's
relationship with the Virgin Mary.
This unicorn is posed as a supporter – a beast used in heraldry to
support the shield in a coat of arms. The design characteristics below
describe one unicorn. The price is for a set of two unicorns (facing
left and right).