White Stag as Totem Picture

White Stag as Totem

The white stag (a deer that is albino or leucistic) is a sacred creature both now, and in ancient Indo-European societies. It was considered a messenger from the otherworld, and was an animal considered mythologically difficult to capture - or impossible to capture.

Much of the folklore around the white stag and hart focus on hunting or capturing it, and as such, I tend to see an element of sacrifice and the nature of the hunt embodied in this animal - hence the glyph focusing on the speared heart.

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Original available for sale - on hold
18.5 x 20.5cm (or 7.4 x 8 in)
illo's board, fineliner, aquarelle, pencil, metallic and iridescent paint
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