{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.]