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A unicorn is a legendary creature characterized by having a single horn protruding from its forehead. Unicorn communities arose independently of the otherkin community, and many unicorns continued to congregate more closely with other unicorns than with the otherkin community at large even after they encountered one another. A number of otherkin, unicorns or otherwise, have observed that unicorns are comparatively rare in the broader community.[1][2]

Experiences[edit | edit source]

People who identify as unicorns report a wide range of forms. They may have solid or cloven hooves, spiral or smooth horns, and can be horse-like or more similar to some other ungulate. They may be of any color, though white is common.[1]

Unicorns may experience the phantom sensation of a horn, mane, tail, or hooves.[3][4]

As they are associated with healing in myth, some unicorns may feel like they ought to have this ability,[3] or feel drawn to healing professions or energy work.[4]

Community[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In 1998, Roy Wilkinson self-published a book titled Are You a Unicorn? Mission and Meaning of Unicorns. In the same year, he created the website Unicorns United. Another person, Fadeyr ny h-Emshir, created the website Always Believe in the same month. Neither of them had any knowledge of the other, and Emshir did not know if any other people identified as nonhuman at all. Each of these people went on to create groups, gatherings and mailing lists for unicorns.[5]

Terminology[edit | edit source]

Terms like "unicorn in human form" and "real-life unicorn" were the preferred self-descriptors in unicorn communities before they began to commingle with otherkin.[3]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Shara Moonglow. (May 11, 2009) "Unicorn Otherkin"
  2. Lupa. (2007) "A Field Guide to Otherkin" Megalithica Books.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 White-As-Milk. (October 15th, 2022) "To Be Unicorn"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Stephanie Small. "Unicorn Otherkin"
  5. House of Chimeras. (21 June 2021) "A Timeline of the Unicorn Community & Unicorns in The Otherkin Community"