Thursday, September 10, 2009
The deer was the oldest animal in existence according to the celts.
The stag was mainly associated with Cernnunos, the horned god of environment and hunting. The doe was the totem of nearly everyone wood goddesses, such as Saba and Flidais.
This Celtic animal badge was worn to stand in for fertility, abudance and rebirth . The antlers were often linked by vegetation and the sowing and harvesting of grain.
In Celtic poetry, sagas, and lore, fair stags arose starting the Otherworld and frequently appeared otherwise a profound trade in the lives of the characters.