This Is the Mythical Animal Actually Found By North Korean Archeologists

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The world got it all wrong, so you can all stop laughing now. The North Korean archeologists didn't find a magic unicorn lair belonging to an ancient king in Pyongyang. Don't be stupid! No, they actually found the lair of the animal you are seeing above.


Seriously, that's what they say they found.

The IBI Times is reporting that news about the magic unicorn was based on a "mistranslation" of the original study. The reality is that the unicorn lair was actually the nest of a "beast with a dragon's head, a deer's body, the tail of a cow, hooves and a mane."

I put together the illustration above so you can clearly picture this amazing beast. It's definitely not a unicorn.

According to the Kim Jong-Un propaganda machine, the finding of this lair "proves that Pyongyang was [the] capital city of Ancient Korea as well as [the] Koguryo Kingdom," which was governed by King Tongmyong. This means that they actually own all of Korea. You know, birth rights and all that.

The official Korean News says that King Tongmyong was the founder of the Koguryo Kingdom (277BC to 668AD). The archeologists say the unicorn's lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple, in Moran Hill, in Pyongyang City.

A rectangular rock carved with [the] words Unicorn Lair stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392).


Perhaps they can sell this beast to some crazy dude and use the money to feed the people starving in that country.



It's a Kirin.

They're mythical divine animals that are referenced in various East Asian stories.

It'd be like someone claiming they found the Welsh Dragon's resting place and is therefore the true King of Britain.