{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.]