For centuries, unicorns have been the subject of folklore around the world. They've been mentioned since the Classical Antiquity and came into popularity during the late Middle Ages/ early Renaissance periods. During this time, unicorns became a popular subject for artists across a variety of mediums, notably tapestries. In the late Gothic period, a series of tapestries were created in a series called The Hunt of the Unicorn. These tapestries are said to have Pagan and Christian symbolism, with the most famous of the series being "The Unicorn in Captivity."
Over the centuries, unicorns have continued to inspire artists of all kinds. One of the most prominent examples of this can be seen through the 1982 animated film, "The Last Unicorn." This film is based on a 1968 novel by Peter S. Beagle and tells the story of a unicorn who learns she's the last of her species, then while in the search of her kind is transformed into a woman named Lady Amalthea. The film has become a cult classic and speaks to the style of animated fantasy films that flourished during the 1980s. Unicorns have also made appearances in a number of other popular film series, including Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia and even "The Cabin in the Woods."
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