Deer are beautiful, lithe, gentle creatures with shy nature and grace. The symbolism attributed to them further adds how magical and inspiring they are. Their presence is though to bring luck, spiritual evolution, and peace.
Deer Symbolism :
“The Celts believed that deer were associated with the fairie realm, and would lead troops of fairies - hundreds of them trailing behind them as the stag cut a path through the forest.”
'the deer is linked to the arts, specifically poetry and music in ancient Celtic animal lore due to its graceful form.'
"Just as the deer has an uncanny sense of where to find the green freshness earth provides, we can ask the deer within ourselves to seek out our inner treasures. In meditation or day dream, go on a spiritual hike with the deer. See yourself walking in the woods with the deer leading you into amazing depths within your soul. Each step you and the deer take will lead you deeper into your spiritual knowing, and to limitless treasure within" - source
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"According to Celtic myth, Otherworld deities sent a white hind or stag to guide chosen humans into their realm. In Medieval Times, ceremonial magicians wore amulets of deerskin parchments because they believed Deer’s powers resided in the skin"
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Audrey Hepburn and her deer Pippin.