{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.]