Aaaack! April and the A-Z Challenge has arrived.
The idea is to blog on a topic beginning with a letter of the alphabet every day, except Sundays, and complete the alphabet by April 30th.
Originally, I thought I'd start the challenge with "A" is for Alliteration, one of my favorite rhetorical devices. However, it's Friday and I can't imagine anyone wanting to kick off the weekend with a grammar lesson.
TGIF! and Friday's are reserved for Fantasy. So, in keeping with my muse's theme of the moment, I'm going with "A" is for Alicorn. An alicorn is a unicorn's magical horn; although, in modern fantasy the term is linked to a hybrid of the unicorn and a pegasus.
Mary, Queen of Scots, owned an alicorn. Francis I Frederick III of Denmark had a throne made almost entirely of alicorn. And, the most famous alicorn, The Horn Of Windsor, belonged to Queen Elizabeth I.
|Photo: Glenn Williams|
Ridley Scott's 1985 fantasy film "Legend" featured the magick of the unicorn horn and a quest to save the world from eternal darkness.
If you've seen the film, I'd love to hear your thoughts. If you haven't seen it, let me know if you might consider watching it and why.