I love the unicorn & fairy tale! Install my Unicorn Themes to get HD wallpapers of unicorns, magic horses & fairies in each new tab.
I love the unicorns and fairy tales! Install my Unicorn Themes to get HD wallpapers of unicorns, magical horses and fairies everytime you open a new tab.
The theme inspires my daily work seeing a new unicorn picture everytime I open my browser. An unicorn is a holy, mythical and heraldic beast which looks like a horse with a horn between its ears, the horn of the unicorn is called an alicorn. It's a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. How amazing!
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- Check Date & Time instantly with a digital clock in Chrome NewTab.
- Weather indicator, current weather status is displayed directly in Chrome NewTab.
- Search with Google in the new Chrome new tab page.
- Images are included, make it loads faster. Work offline (the addon does not download anything when you open a new tab).
- Added "Most Visited sites" to menu for quick navigation.
- Allow users to mark images as favorite, shuffle all images or shuffle favorite images only.
- New weather indicator service which is much better and more accurate.
- Allow users to switch between 12 hours and 24 hours format, switch between Celsius & Fahrenheit temperature.
- Simple & clean theme, more stunning HD pictures were added.
- Bug-fixes and UI/UX improvements.
- Easier to change theme and shuffle images.
- Faster New Tab loading time.
- Weather indicator can be turned on/off.
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- Right-click on the icon of the extension and choose "Remove from Chrome".
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* For your information (source: wikipedia.org):
The unicorn is a legendary creature that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a single large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. The unicorn was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers, including Ctesias, Strabo, Pliny the Younger, and Aelian. The Bible also describes an animal, the re'em, which some versions translate as unicorn.
In European folklore, the unicorn is often depicted as a white horse-like or goat-like animal with a long horn and cloven hooves (sometimes a goat's beard). In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. In medieval and Renaissance times, the tusk of the narwhal was sometimes sold as unicorn horn.
* Unicorns as heraldic charges:
- Arms of John, King of Hungary (16th century)
- Arms of the Kruedener family
- Arms of the County of Roxburgh, Scotland
- Arms of Saint-Lô, France
- Arms of Líšnice, Czech Republic
- Arms of Ramosch, Switzerland
- Arms of Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
- Arms of Giengen, Germany
- Arms of Eger, Hungary
- Unicorns as supporters:
- Scottish unicorn, flag and shield carved at Edinburgh Castle
- Royal arms of Queen Elizabeth II, as used in England
- Royal arms of Queen Elizabeth II as used in Scotland
- Coat of arms of Nova Scotia
- Arms of the Scottish county of Fife
- Arms of the Dutch city of Hoorn with a single unicorn as a supporter
An animal called the re’em (Hebrew: רְאֵם) is mentioned in several places in the Hebrew Bible, often as a metaphor representing strength. "The allusions to the re'em as a wild, un-tamable animal of great strength and agility, with mighty horn or horns (Job xxxix. 9–12; Ps. xxii. 21, xxix. 6; Num. xxiii. 22, xxiv. 8; Deut. xxxiii. 17; comp. Ps. xcii. 11), best fit the aurochs (Bos primigenius). This view is supported by the Assyrian rimu, which is often used as a metaphor of strength, and is depicted as a powerful, fierce, wild mountain bull with large horns". This animal was often depicted in ancient Mesopotamian art in profile, with only one horn visible.
The translators of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible (1611) followed the Greek Septuagint (monokeros) and the Latin Vulgate (unicornis) and employed unicorn to translate re'em, providing a recognizable animal that was proverbial for its un-tamable nature. The American Standard Version translates this term "wild ox" in each case.
- "God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn."-Numbers 23:22
- "God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn."-Numbers 24:8
- "His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth."-Deuteronomy 33:17
- "Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?"-Job 39:9–12
- "Save me from the lion's mouth; for thou hast heard me from the horns of unicorns."-Psalms 22:21
- "He maketh them (the cedars of Lebanon) also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn."-Psalms 29:6
- "But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of the unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil."-Psalms 92:10
- "And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with their bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness."-Isaiah 34:7
The classical Jewish understanding of the Bible did not identify the Re'em animal as the unicorn. However, some rabbis in the Talmud debate the proposition that the Tahash animal (Exodus 25, 26, 35, 36 and 39; Numbers 4; and Ezekiel 16:10) was a domestic, single-horned kosher creature that existed in Moses' time, or that it was similar to the keresh animal described in Morris Jastrow's Talmudic dictionary as "a kind of antelope, unicorn".
* Chinese mythology:
- The qilin (Chinese: 麒麟), a creature in Chinese mythology, is sometimes called "the Chinese unicorn", and some ancient accounts describe a single horn as its defining feature. However, it is more accurately described as a hybrid animal that looks less unicorn than chimera, with the body of a deer, the head of a lion, green scales and a long forwardly-curved horn. The Japanese version (kirin) more closely resembles the Western unicorn, even though it is based on the Chinese qilin. The Quẻ Ly of Vietnamese myth, similarly sometimes mistranslated "unicorn" is a symbol of wealth and prosperity that made its first appearance during the Duong Dynasty, about 600 CE, to Emperor Duong Cao To, after a military victory which resulted in his conquest of Tây Nguyên. In November 2012 the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences, as well as the Korea News Service, reported that the Kiringul had been found, which is associated with a kirin ridden by King Dongmyeong of Goguryeo.
- Beginning in the Ming Dynasty, the qilin became associated with giraffes, after Zheng He's voyage to East Africa brought a pair of the long-necked animals and introduced them at court in Nanjing as qilin. The resemblance to the qilin was noted in the giraffe's ossicones (bony protrusions from the skull resembling horns), graceful movements, and peaceful demeanor.
- Shanhaijing (117) also mentioned Bo-horse (Chinese: 駮馬; pinyin: bómǎ), a chimera horse with ox tail, single horn, white body, and its sound like person calling. The creature is lived at Honest-head Mountain. Guo Pu in his jiangfu said that Bo-horse able to walk on water. Another similar creature also mentioned in Shanhaijing (80) to live in Mount Winding-Centre as Bo (Chinese: 駮; pinyin: bó), but with black tail, tiger's teeth and claws, and also devour leopards and tigers.
* List of unicorns in modern popular culture, chiefly literature, film and television, arranged chronologically:
1871: Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, features the nursery rhyme characters of "The Lion and the Unicorn."
1940: Fantasia depicts unicorns and a unicorn donkey in the Pastoral Symphony segment of the film.
1956: Forbidden Planet makes reference to a virgin's ability to tame unicorns
1956: The Last Battle, by C. S. Lewis, describes Jewel, a noble unicorn who is King Tirian's best friend.
1962: "The Unicorn" is a song by Shel Silverstein, best known in the 1968 recording by The Irish Rovers.
1965: The Wandering Unicorn, a novel by the Argentinian Manuel Mujica Láinez features a magical unicorn's horn used as a lance during the Crusades.
1965: Elidor by Alan Garner features a lost unicorn from another world
1968: The Last Unicorn, a worldwide best-selling novel by Peter S. Beagle, believes she is the last of her kind in the world and undertakes a quest to discover what has happened to the others.
1976: Unico features a baby unicorn from Osamu Tezuka
1982: Tokimeki Tonight episode 4 features a unicorn pulling a carriage that the star family takes to the underworld. Two are also seen at the end of episode 6 when an imaginary one is seen pulling a carriage carrying the two stars in wedding regalia, and then another appears tugging another pursuing carriage.
1982: The Last Unicorn, a film adaptation of the 1968 novel, features a unicorn on the cover.
1983: Dungeons & Dragons (TV series) features a unicorn called Uni
1985: Legend features a unicorn's horn being cut off by the villain
1987: The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland -- saving a unicorn is part of Alice's princess test
1992: Blade Runner: in the director's cut, Rick Deckard has a dream of a unicorn. The meaning of the dream is central to his self-identity.
1994-2010: The Unicorn Chronicles are a fantasy series by Bruce Coville, including Into the Land of the Unicorns (1994), Song of the Wanderer (1999), Dark Whispers (2008) and The Last Hunt (2010).
1996: Kleo the Misfit Unicorn also features a wide cast of normal unicorns to complement the main character, who is a winged unicorn
1997: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone a unicorn is injured and its blood is drunk
1998: Nico the Unicorn movie, based on the 1996 book by Frank Sacks
2000: Fantasia 2000 A unicorn in Pomp And Circumstance, along with a dragon and a griffin, is laughing at all the other animals for going into Noah's ark
2001: Zoo Tycoon video game easter egg unicorn cheats exhibits
2001: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film), Lord Voldemort and Professor Quirrell are shown to be feeding off the blood of a dead unicorn.
2002: The Twelve Kingdoms anime has "Qilin", the Japanese term for unicorns
2005: Jack Frost (manhwa) features a very ugly unicorn
2005: Charlie the Unicorn, a viral video first released on Newgrounds, features the eponymous unicorn Charlie as well as two other unicorns
2005: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe shows Peter riding a unicorn into battle
2006: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn serial novel begins
2006: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Sidequest
2006: Sugar Sugar Rune anime episode 49 has a unicorn transformed into a boy in the final exam, Chocolat and Vanilla need to retrieve his horn
2007: Noah's Ark features unnamed unicorn
2007: Stardust features a unicorn coming to help out Yvaine the fallen star.
2009: The Princess and the Unicorn is a children's novel in which a unicorn is vital to the survival of a fairy community.
2010: Toy Story 3 features Buttercup
2010: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has a variety of unicorn ponies. Some of the main cast (both Rarity and Sweetie Belle) are unicorns. The main character Twilight Sparkle was a normal unicorn for the first three seasons until becoming a winged unicorn.
2011: Puella Magi Madoka Magica episode 9 features one alongside a mermaid
2012: The Season 7, 14th episode of Supernatural, "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie" shows a unicorn chasing down a neglectful father and impaling him on its horn.
2012: The Cabin in the Woods depicts a unicorn killing a man by stabbing him through the chest
2012: Phoebe and her Unicorn webcomic series debuts
2013: The Fire Ascending from the series The Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris d'Lacey features an unnamed unicorn.
2013: Lana Del Rey's short film Tropico features a unicorn along with other animals.
2014: Taylor Swift's Blank Space Music Video shows an alicorn (a unicorn with wings) beside her bed.
2015: In episode 1b ("Party With a Pony") of Star vs. the Forces of Evil, the character Flying Princess Pony Head is introduced, who is a floating unicorn head. In episode 4a ("Cheer up Star") of Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Star plays Marco's ringtone which is a song called "space unicorn". In "Quest By" a unicorn on a treadmill is revealed to power Star's wand. In episode 7b ("Sleep Spells" of Star vs. the Forces of Evil, when Marco asks Star to paint a picture of her childhood, there is a purple unicorn in it.