A unicorn is a mythical creature usually represented as a horse (usually pure white) with a horn on its forehead. However, classically speaking, a unicorn is also said to have cloven hooves, a billy-goat beard and a lion’s tail. The idea of a unicorn can be traced back to early Greek natural historians, who believed that unicorns can be found in the distant and mystical land of India. The unicorn is also mentioned in many passages in the bible, using the biblical name ‘re’em’. It is believed that this animal was inspired by the now extinct animal the auroch (‘powerful, fierce and untamable’), an ancestor of the modern cattle. The beast is portrayed in Mesopotamian art in profile, and only having one visible horn.