The mythical Stag

The Great Stag 
a Mesopotamian Deity
A gateway to the sun 

In Europe
The deer was associated with
woodland deities

- Artemis, 
The Greek archetype
Of wilderness

- Diane
The roman goddess
Of the hunt

The forest deer being struck 
runs to an herb 
that closeth up her wounds


The Irish elk 
A giant sacred animal
An initiator 

in Old Norse 


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The great Irish Elk
The great Irish elk

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Stag and deer in the druidic tradition

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