Freaky Friday: Unicorns- Myth and reality!


Redpath Museum auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA
FREE, Everyone welcome.

Presented by PhD students Emily Bamforth (Redpath Museum, Biology) and Eliza Rosenberg (Religious Studies).

Until the 1500s, people assumed that unicorns were real animals. Why? Because the Bible said they were. Unicorn horns were a valuable and much-desired commodity in Medieval Europe. Skip to the 21st Century, and people are still enthralled with the idea of unicorns, from creating ‘Franken-icorns’ to figuring out their hypothetical evolutionary history. This Freaky Friday Field Guide to Unicorns will tell you all about unicorns and unicorn mythology, both past and present! It will be followed by the 1985 movie Legend, with Tom Cruise and Tim Curry.

Images: McGill University and Legend film website.