{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.]