Of course, a real virgin was much easier to find than a real unicorn, but the legend persisted for centuries. Caesar told of a unicorn in his "Tall Tales", and the Green historian Ctesias of Cnidas wrote of seeing a unicorn goblet while a guest of the King of Persia in 4 B.C.
Okay, so Jake Gyllenhaal may not be the actual king but...
He sure makes a HAWT Prince of Persia. Am I right or am I right?!
A unicorn goblet was the best that Elizabeth I could find - even though she was a real virgin - at the cost of 10,000 pounds.
Gee, I'm sure that sent her financial ministers reeling.