Sterling silver pendant, Ag 925/1000. The unicorn is a mythical creature which looks similar like a horse or antelope. It is generally considered as the personification of goodness, and, in times of Christianity, purity and virginity. Mentions about unicorn can be found not only in mythology of all Mediterranean nations, but also in Chinese myths. All the stories agrees, that the unicorn is a gentle animal that will never kill you. He is able, however, enforce his will very well. In heraldry, unicorn is shown as a horse with bent goat beard. Unicorn usually appears in the form of a horse with one horn, which is seen as a phallic symbol, but because it sits at the forehead (the seat of the spirit), it is seen also as sublimation of sexual forces - and thus acts as an image of the virgin purity. In zoroastrism it is a symbol of pure power. According to legend, unicorn can be caught and tamed by a virgin. Dimensions incl. loop ca. 21x12 mm. The loop is firm, inner loop diameter ca. 3 mm.