UNICORNS VS MERMAIDS – Which is your favorite

In the beautiful world of magical creatures, unicorns and mermaids shine through as the most prominent, most discussed and the most represented ones. However, the real debate that continues to divide many young minds is which one is the better of the two. The magical horse-like horned creature which gallops magnificently or the mesmerizing marine creature that is part human and part fish? The unicorns vs. mermaids debate is surely one that you might have come across at least once.

Well, tired of all the bickering, I decided to write a blog post in order to settle this once and for all. Let us delve into the magical and surreal world of these mythological creatures to draw a fair comparison between the two, namely unicorns and mermaids, and declare the much argued upon a winner.

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The unicorn sports a spiral horn on its forehead which can grow up to as long as 10 feet long. Whoa! It is basically a horse-like creature with a goat’s beard and cloven hooves and is said to have magical properties.

According to popular myth, a unicorn is a rare and elusive creature that can only be sighted by a maiden. It is usually strongly associated with rainbows and wild woodlands.

On the other hands, mermaids are sea creatures with the upper body of the human and have a fishtail as their lower body. Mermaids (female) and mermen (male) are said to have magical properties, similar to unicorns and various other mythological magical creatures. They are long living creatures that are rather fond of music and singing in general.


As one of the most discussed aspects within this popular argument, the magical properties of both these creatures clash jarringly. Where the unicorn’s magical powers are useful, healing and sought after, the mermaids’ are negative and cursed. Unicorns can heal sickness and can cause poisoned water to become drinkable.

However, on the other hands, the mermaids are often perceived as dangerous to humans. They can cause disasters such as floods and shipwrecks if they are disturbed or offended. They are also known to lure humans to death by inviting them to water.

Mermaids are thus seen as forces of negativity as compared to the unicorns’ much hunted magical healing powers. In light of this information, the unicorn stands out as a clear winner when it comes to magical properties.


Where unicorns are so delightfully sought out by humans for their magical healing properties, mermaids are seen as a bad omen, especially during a sea voyage. Sea captains tend to avoid such sights of mermaids. Well, in folklore, it is so! Unicorns are wild creatures found in forests and woodlands. Seen as a sign of goodness and purity, they are associated with beautiful and magical colors of the rainbow whereas mermaids and mermen are seen as a dangerous omen, a clear sign of a shipwreck for many a crew on the sail. Offending these rarely sighted sea creatures can have some serious consequences.

Well, that proves that looks aren’t always everything! With their stunning and striking beauty, mermaids are rather attractive. Despite all the glorious beauty, you surely don’t want to end up in the vicious jaws of death by sighting a mermaid.


According to popular folklore, many mermaids (who take a human form) and human men have been married. These tales state that the man steals one of the mermaid’s possessions.

As long as he keeps the particular object from the mermaid hidden, she stays with him. But as soon as she finds the stolen object that belongs to her, she returns to the sea. These popular tales vary quite a bit in different accounts, but the general ploy is quite similar in all the versions. On the other hand, the unicorns present a personification of grace, untamed freedom and goodness.

Although there are no specific tales or stories associated with unicorns, rumor has it that they can only be sighted and caught by maidens. Unicorns are much sought after owing to their pure, magical and good healing properties. I’m sure you too often dream about coming across a unicorn and riding on it across a vibrant and magical rainbow. Dreamy sigh!

we prefer unicorns


A topic of much intrigue and sometimes, hope, is: are these magical creatures real? Have they been sighted? A number of sources answer in the affirmative. Unicorns have been a subject of much interest since antiquity, 500 B.C., and continue to be so, even today. When it comes to unicorns, several sightings have been reported throughout history, and even today. Similarly, in the case of mermaids, several sources, including important figures have claimed to have encountered mermaids.

Cristopher Columbus too claims that he sighted three mermaids on his infamous voyage. Many accounts report that mermaids have been seen after their dead bodies have washed up on the seashore. Well, this is surely interesting. Although nobody wants to really be involved in a shipwreck, it would really be something if we could see a mermaid in real life! Oh, and a unicorn would be such a delight!

It can be seen how these two magical creatures differ in some aspects and are similar in some. Considering and analyzing all my collected information, I personally would conclude unicorns to be the better of the two. Maybe it is something about their beautiful, long spiral horns or the grace and splendor with which they carry themselves.

But most of all, I am particularly influenced by their magical properties that bring about a good, healing effect as compared to the ill-wishing, bad omens that mermaids reflect upon sea travelers and humans in general.

Unicorns are not only graceful and magnificent, but they are also a beautiful representation of freedom and purity, which really impresses me and wins me over in their favor. Which magical creature do you prefer? Do share your opinions regarding the unicorns vs. mermaids debate with me in the comments. I would love to hear what you think!

28 thoughts on “UNICORNS VS MERMAIDS – Which is your favorite”

  1. Renton says:

    interesting post! For me it is easier to believe that Unicorns are (or were) real. A horse with a horn seems far more likely than a fish person but reality is often stranger than fiction. I think that it is very possible that there are many creatures that we have not discovered. 

    After seeing how humans treat the creatures we know about, I would assume that intelligent creatures would actively avoid us and our destructive qualities. What do you think about this?

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      Hello Renton, and yes couldn’t agree more if I was an animal I would do all I could to avoid humans as well.

  2. Oloyede3 says:

    Thank you for this article, it was quite entertaining, I love unicorn because i believe they grant wishes and makes one dream come true according to fairytale stories. mermaid on the other hand as been label ominious and in fact i believe pirates always try to avoid them. Thanks for this post again, it was really amusing.

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      Glad you were able to find the humor in it and not necessarily take it too seriously. Thank you for stopping by

  3. Strahinja says:

    Hia there. I loved your article. It was really interesting. I also enjoy the unusual message and the concept of your website. I myself have always been interested in sci-fi, fantasy and simalir topics. I like to watch movies and enjoy board games with that cover those realms.

    First time I saw or heard about unicorns and mermaids was in the early childhood. It was from cartoons I used to watch. As a boy I have to say my favorites were beautiful mermaids. Usually, they were depicted as young and preety looking ladies, inluding famous Arielle from Little Mermaid.

    There were different stories and myths through history about mermaids and the way they charmed sailros by beautiful singing and these sailors were never seen again.

    I am going to bookmark your website. I loved the way it is build and topics you cover.


    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      Oh wow thank you so much for the kind words and you are welcome back here anytime.

  4. zuchii says:

    I have always doubted the existence of these creatures and always thought they were myths used in fairytale for kids. My scientific mind would not let me belive otherwise, Has it been proven scientifically that these two creatures ever existed? What was their process of evolution; Did God create them that way too, I guess there are lots of unanswered questions that has prevented me from believing in their existence.

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      Not scientifically proven and yes still tons of questions that have yet to be answered.

  5. AV 2001 says:

    Hey Cheyenne, 

    I’ve really enjoyed reading this article as you’ve provided us with tonnes of valuable information about Unicorns and Mermaids. Mermaids are my favorite simply because I’ve seen them in movies and they are exceptional creatures. To be honest, Unicorns are just made up characters that come along when you watch movies and stories. If a man like Christopher Culombus could experience it means that there is a myth which has been left behind. 

    Thanks lot for sharing this with us as it’s very interesting and fun to read. Keep up the good work Cheyenne! 

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by, but just remember just because you have never seen something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

  6. dmassengill69 says:

    It is obvious that you prefer Unicorns. While it is true that Unicorns are known to be a sign or wild freedom and grace, they do not interact with our world. Mermaids on the other hand do. True they have caused many ships to be destroyed or lost at sea. What you are not telling or may not know is why they do such things.

    Unicorns have their own world to live in and only visit earth out of curiosity. Mermaids live on Earth and when they do the horrible things that you described it is to protect their people or some thing dear to them. The Mer-People are very proud and have saved many humans from drowning or worse when it doesn’t put them in harms way. They treasure all life and only cause harm to those that threaten them in some way.

    While not evil Unicorns never volunteer to help people. They are hunted because that is the only way to get their help. They only approach maidens because they are the safest of humans. Unicorns are curious about us but smart enough to be careful.

    Unicorns are beautiful and powerful, but mermaids are getting a bad wrap. What would you do to protect your family?

    I like the topic and hope you don’t mind hearing my opinion. I hope you get to meet a real Unicorn some day and your wishes come true. Good luck with you website. I plan to visit again if you don’t mind.

     Just a little friendly advice, watch out for the gnomes. They are the real evil ones, sneaky too.

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      Thank you so much and I absolutely do not mind hearing your opinion. Unlike the real world we welcome all opinions here, and even if we don’t agree doesn’t mean we still cant be friends.

      Thank you for pointing out some of the facts on mermaids, we don’t want to come off like we don’t like them, its just we like unicorns a little more, haha

      1. This post worked its way into a conversation with some friends today and the vote was strongly for unicorns. It became more about which one you would want to see if you could choose. 5 out of 6 people wanted to see the Unicorn. I have to admit I was one of them. This is a fun topic and I’ll be sure to visit again for more.
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        1. Cheyenne C. says:

          I cant tell you how happy this makes us. The whole point of this site is just to have fun, make people smile, and love unicorns. Thank you so much and look forward to hearing from you in the future.

  7. Sam Frederiksen says:

    I personally would like the unicorn better, but you say it can only be seen by a maiden, wonder if their is truth in that.  Mermaids do scare me, as I seen many movies of ships been lured to rocks hypnotized by the beautiful singing of mermaids.  I was surprised that you said a horn of a unicorn can be 10 foot long.

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      A unicorn can be seen by anyone but it is believed they can only be tamed by a virgin. Yes it is true there have been people say they have seen horns up to 10 feet long.

  8. coolbudgetfamilyholidays says:

    What an interesting article.

    As the father of a 7 year old, I have been through phases of obsessing about Mermaids and Unicorns at different ages. I never knew until now that Mermaids had so much power and potential negative qualities. That said for me the Mermaid still trumps the Unicorn just for the personnel touch and human like element.

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      No problem with us we like mermaids too, unicorns are just our favorite. But mermaid lovers are welcome here anytime.

  9. Sujandar Mahesan says:

    Even thought I don’t believe they exist and it’s so called mythical creatures I still loved reading this article about them. I learned a lot of things that I didn’t know before about Unicorn and Mermaids. Especially reading about Unicorns were really interesting. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. I had fun reading this.

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      Thank you Sujandar it makes our day to hear people who have learned something from one of our articles.

  10. Florence Ki says:

    Wow… This is definitely one of the more interesting post I had read recently. For me I prefer unicorn to mermaid. It is more believable to have a horse with horn than a fish with human body. Despite this, I have read about people seeing dead mermaid washed ashore but they don’t seem attractive as like those legend. 

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      We definitely don’t dislike mermaids we just like unicorns a little more. Thank you for stopping by

  11. Mark Baker says:

    I’ve always been a fan of magical worlds and fantasy so I enjoyed reading your informative post about both Mermaids and Unicorns. 

    Recently I viewed a video on YouTube called “Mermaids The Body Found: Are Mermaids Real?” which really challenged my beliefs about whether the are real or not.   I have to say I am probably more a believer now that they might just be real although I neither expect to see a Unicorn or Mermaid any time soon. 🙂


    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      Hello Mark, yes I am familiar with the show you are talking about with the mermaids, it was pretty fascinating to watch. I wish they would make a show like that on unicorns…hey who knows made that’s what I will do some day make a show on unicorns being real haha that would be so cool.

  12. alexandra says:

    I believe that everything comes from somewhere even though the information might be a little bit twisted with times. I mean doesn’t science say that we all came from the water, we developed legs and crawled up onto land? So why wouldn’t we then have been able to develop gills and a fish tail? If they are real I would not blame them for not letting us know that they are out there. Humans would exploit them and put them in a zoo for everyone to see. If unicorns and mermaids are out there I hope they stay hidden, because we would destroy them. Sad but true.

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      Hello Alexandria, I also agree especially when it comes to the sea, there is so much we have not discovered or seen out there so nothing would surprise me. I also would hope they remain hidden, except from me of course, because you are 100% right that humans would exploit them into extinction.

  13. Jean says:

    Honestly, I do not believe in neither unicorns nor mermaids. But if i followed your article; I would go for the unicorn given that, according to your post, they bring nothing but positivity to your life if you happen to run into one. My real life equivalence of a unicorn would be a “down-ass chick”. Anyway, keep on dropping that good content.

    1. Cheyenne C. says:

      Thank you Jean, and yes we agree we like unicorns just a little bit better over here. Not a negative against mermaids they are awesome too we are just a tad bit biased.

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