{ROE} DEER           
                                
                                
                                    
                                          
                                          
 [PICTURE OF A DEER HEAD,  IN  A  GARLAND 
        WOVEN OF VARIOUS GRASSES.         
 THE DEER  HAS A CROWN OF ROWAN,  AND  IS 
          LOOKING AT THE VIEWER.]         
                                          
                                     
                               
                                     
                                          
 IN THE NORTH, THE DEER IS OFTEN  USED AS 
 A  SYMBOL  FOR THE FOREST'S  AGENCY,  OR 
    ITS SELF-KNOWLEDGE. WATCHING EYES.    
                                          
 WARMER  REGIONS INSTEAD  ASCRIBE  IT THE 
 KNIFE  (TEETH,  RUMORS OF  VIOLENCE), OR 
    OBSESSION (UNBLINKING EYES, ALWAYS    
      AWAKE, SCRAPIE-LIKE BEHAVIOR).      
                                          
                                     
                               
                                     
                                          
 THE  DEER IS A CROSS BETWEEN A HORSE AND 
 A  DOG.  IT BEARS  A  RESEMBLANCE  TO  A 
 YOUNG    SALIX    TREE,   AND    HAS   A 
     SWEET-SMELLING NOSE, LIKE HONEY.     
                                          
 THE HORNS OF  A DEER IS  CALLED ANTLERS. 
 THEY  HAVE A COMPLEX FRACTAL SHAPE,  AND 
 ARE  BELIEVED  TO  ENABLE  THE  DEER  TO 
 "FOLD" THROUGH  PASSAGES WHICH SHOULD BE 
 TOO NARROW FOR THEM.  ANTLERS FROM  DEAD 
 DEER   SEEM    TO   LOSE   THIS   POWER. 
                                          
 A  DEER'S HEART  HAS TWO CHAMBERS, WHERE 
 IT  STORES ALL  THE SECRETS IT MIGHT SEE 
 DURING  THE COURSE  OF IT'S  LIFE.  WITH 
 AGE  THE  SECRETS  WILL  HARDEN  INTO  A 
    CARAMELLIZED STRUCTURE, WHICH WILL    
 EVENTUALLY BLOCK THE FLOW  OF BLOOD, AND 
              KILL THE DEER.              
                                          
                                     
                               
                                     
                                          
 [PICTURE  OF A DEER  HEAD.  FROM THE FAR 
 SIDE,   LOOKING  THE  OTHER   WAY.   ITS 
          ANTLERS ARE BLOODIED.]