Red Deer – Sex-Symbol of the Old Forest

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In the old forest, among the trees that are hundreds of years old, you come across a deer. If you are lucky enough to get a proper look, you will notice his most interesting feature – his antlers! They are impressive, large and branch-like. The deer holds them gracefully, majestically and with pride. These animals have always had a special status. The ancient Maya called themselves “Ah Maya” – the children of deer. They considered these graceful animals to be their ancestors and a symbol of the birth of new life. Celtic mythological God Cernunnoss was portrayed with deer antlers which symbolize birth and death at the same time. The party before a bachelor gets married is known to be “stag party” by the British. The Russian writer Leo Tolstoy named the sexual desire he experienced in his youth, “a stag’s feeling”. Why? What does a deer have to do with it? What’s so special about this animal? And is it really that sexy? What is the connections between a deer’s antlers and sexuality? We know the answer and we also know no more beast is more worthy of the title ‘sex-symbol of the old forest’ than the red deer!

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