Were unicorns always so majestic and magical? By the looks of the current Tilteed Limited design by Santiago Sanchez (Santo76), the answer to that question is “no.” Here’s a look at one of the very first ideas for a unicorn. As you can see, it was trashed before it could see the light of day.
Rejected Myth ($12) shows one of God’s ideas being denied production. You would think that He could create whatever He wanted, but I guess it’s a good thing that this isn’t the image that the word “unicorn” conjures up in our minds. In the design notes, it says that the reason this poor creature was rejected was because it wasn’t cute enough. It even tells the designer to try using a horse next time.
And that’s how the modern day unicorn was born. I’m sure there may have also been variations of Version 1.0 using different horses, as suggested. But alas, the beautiful and radiant white unicorn has set a universal standard for all unicorns. Usually there will also be rainbows and glitter in the picture as well. I guess those were added accessories for this mythical creature.