SYMBOLIC STYLES | The Stag



| 2015 | SYMBOLIC STYLES


The symbolism & meanings


‘The stag’ 



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Zodiac sign of stag/deer (December 24 - January 20) Element: Earth | Planet: Saturn


Characteristics are said to include;


Noble

Driven

Strategic

Sensitive

Confident

Way-Maker

Perceptive

Successful

Thoughtful

Self-Reliant

Leadership

Responsible

Over-achiever

| Symbolism |

• In the ancient world the stag was held as a magical and sacred animal.


• The stag is a symbol of strength in countless cultures, legends and myth throughout history and across the globe


• The pagan god Pan, had the hooves and headdress of a stag.


• The stag represents the sun in many cultures , e.g. The Hopi Indians, cut the image of their sun god, from deer skin. Antlers resemble expanding rays of the sun.


• The Celtic horned god (Cernunnos, ruler of beasts) also bears a resemblance to a stag


• The early Swiss buried stags alongside the humans and horses.


• A white stag signifies the spirit world. In Celtic myths, a white Stag was considered a message of divine importance.


• In Arthurian legends, the white stag’s appearance would herald the start of a knights quest.


• In China, the stag is a symbols of Shou-hsien (god of immortality) ¬


• The stag is said to have healing powers. It is sometimes depicted with an arrow placed in its side, with healing herbs in its mouth. It said that a stag has great knowledge of the forest healing plants and herbs.


• A stag can apparently kill serpents, thus symbolizing the triumph of good over evil.


• Because the stag hunted to be used in a sacrifice it became the emblem if Christ (seen with a cross between the antlers)


• The stag is associated with the masculine , male sexuality and virility, swift action, sensitivity, courageous fighter, defensive, the sun, the world tree, re birth and renewal.


• Stags grow antlers in the Spring (symbolic of birth, renewal, the return of life), and fall off in the Fall (symbolic of death, introspection and hibernation).¬¬¬


• Antlers are symbolic of age (wisdom), elitism and superiority



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