The Unicorn: A Mythological Investigation

Robert Brown

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The Unicorn: A Mythological Investigation was first published in 1881. It covers some of the same ground as the more popularly oriented Lore of the Unicorn, by Odell Shepard, before it ventures into comparative mythology. The present volume was written in the late 19th century at a time when all mythological and folklore narratives were believed to be astronomical metaphors. Brown sees the Unicorn as a lunar symbol, and draws on mythology from a wide range of sources to make his case, from Northern European to Vedic and Zoroastrian.

This book has 50 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1881.

Production notes: This ebook of The Unicorn: A Mythological Investigation was published by Global Grey ebooks on the 20th November 2018, and updated on the 22nd March 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'Virgin and Unicorn' by Domenichino.

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