General - The male deer. Technically, a stag is over four years old; over five years it is referred to as a hart. (1) In Greece the deer was regarded as the animal of Diana. (2) The Japanese regard the deer as the animal of Jurojin. (3) In Mesopotamian lore the deer was a symbol of fertility. (4) In Norse mythology four harts, Dain, Davalin, Duneyr and Durathor, grazed on the shoots of the world-tree Yggdrasil. (5) In Welsh stories the Red Stag of Redynvre is one of the animals consulted by Culhwch in his quest for the hand of Olwen. Also called stag, deer, deer, Lu or also stag.

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