{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.]