Beanie – Stag Spirit

$15.25

Fits all Adult Head sizes.

Material: Polyester

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FUN TRIVIA:  The stag is a powerful symbol in mythology, religion, and folklore.  For many nature belief ancient cultures, the antlers of the stag are associated directly with the fertility of the God.  Many gods appear to wear a pair of horns on their head and this depiction is ancient indeed found inside are drawings of the horned god from Paleolithic times.

The stag was of paramount importance to the Scythians and other peoples across the Eurasian steppes. Striking Scythian gold jewelry, the stag has even been found as well as tattoos on the ‘ice princess’ found in the Altai Mountains. Her frozen body was recovered with Scythian style stags still plainly visible on her skin, and so its pedigree as an object of veneration amongst the  people is very ancient.

If you’ve ever seen a stag or deer, you’re immediately taken aback by its majesty and sophistication, in all his glory, complete with an impressive set of antlers. It’s Breathtaking.  To the ancient Celts, it held a particular mystical energy inherent within nature and represented the King or the very spirit of the forest itself.  For example, Stags shed their antlers in autumn and regrow them in spring.  This concept of shapeshifting is significant in Celtic belief, where people change from their humanoid form into another animal.   Even the Danes had Cernnunos, the stag god.

In Viking or bettwr known as Norse mythology, thetre are four red stags or harts which eat among the branches of the World Tree. The stags crane their necks upward to chomp at the branches. Their names are given as Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór. There have been many suggestions for interpretations of the stags included connecting them with the four elements, the four seasons, or the phases of the moon but having studied many cultures for more than 30 years, yup Im a geek, I tend to go with they are the winds as thats what most other belief systems had in ancient times.  

In Celtic lore the colour of the stag was very important and changed the meaning of the sighting.  

White – purity, mystery and the unobtainable Otherworld.

Red – According to the ancient Celts, it was also bad luck coming from the fairies. So, the idea the link is to magical enchantments.

Black – there are only a few tales involving a black stag in Celtic mythology – most associated with curses and death.

 

 

Additional information

Weight .35 kg
Dimensions 28 × 26.8 × 1.25 cm
Celts and Vikings

Celts and Vikings