The unicorn is a mythical creature that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a single large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the unicorn was depicted in art as a horse or goat-like creature with a single horn and cloven hooves, sometimes with the hind legs of a stag. In medieval and Renaissance art, the unicorn was often portrayed in a naturalistic style as a horse-like or goat-like creature with the addition of a single spiral horn on its forehead. The unicorn was also frequently depicted with a flowing mane and tail and with the hind legs of a stag. In some cases, the unicorn was depicted with wings, and it was often associated with purity and grace. In later art, the unicorn became more stylized and was often depicted as a horse-like creature with a twisted, spiral horn and cloven hooves.