Red Stag Mabinogion

The act of deer hunting was used as a prelude for a hero who would be taken out hunting into a wild distant and forbidden landscape to be drawn into his adventures often after loosing his quarry.

In fact the purist of ones desire was often told through the deer with it being used as a symbol of  love in which a lover envisaged as a hunter would be in pursuit of a hind representing the woman he desires

 

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