"A small kidney shaped, pendulous bag of the size of a hen's egg, situated below the abdomen and peculiar to the male. It is brown and unctuous, and may be pressed out through two apertures. It is the strongest and most pungent of perfumes; the mere skin of the animal is sufficient to fill the place where it has been kept with a strong odor for a long time.In medicine it is used as an antispammodic. " — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Musk bag

"A small kidney shaped, pendulous bag of the size of a hen's egg, situated below the abdomen and peculiar…

"In the European Stag Beetle, <em>Lucanus cervus</em>, as well as the <em>L. dama</em> of our country, called the <em>Horn Beetle</em>, the leaves are short and distinct, rendering the club pectinated." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Stag Beetle

"In the European Stag Beetle, Lucanus cervus, as well as the L. dama of our country,…

A beetle named after its large, distinctive mandibles found on the males.

Stag Beetle

A beetle named after its large, distinctive mandibles found on the males.

"In size and general form it nearly resembles the common fallow-deer. The skin is at all times of a rich fawn color spotted with white. The young resemble the parents." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Axis Deer

"In size and general form it nearly resembles the common fallow-deer. The skin is at all times of a…

"Is a smaller, feebler, and more common place in its character than the red deer." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Common Deer

"Is a smaller, feebler, and more common place in its character than the red deer." — S. G. Goodrich,…

"It is about the size of the European fallow-deer, and resmebles it in temper and character; the color is brown in the summer and gray-brown in winter; the fawns are spotted with white; the tail white beneath, and carried erect when running; the length of the body is five feet five and a half; the height three to three and a half; the weight one hundred and twenty to two hundred pounds. In its form it is light and elegant, and in its movements exceedingly graceful." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Female American Deer

"It is about the size of the European fallow-deer, and resmebles it in temper and character; the color…

"It is about the size of the European fallow-deer, and resmebles it in temper and character; the color is brown in the summer and gray-brown in winter; the fawns are spotted with white; the tail white beneath, and carried erect when running; the length of the body is five feet five and a half; the height three to three and a half; the weight one hundred and twenty to two hundred pounds. In its form it is light and elegant, and in its movements exceedingly graceful." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Male American Deer

"It is about the size of the European fallow-deer, and resmebles it in temper and character; the color…

"Is between the common deer and the American elk in size. Its horns are round and twice forked; the body above is brownish gray; the tail ash color above, black near the tipl belly grayish white; hair coarse like that of the elk; the ears long, giving name to the species for their resemblance to those of the mule." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Mule Deer

"Is between the common deer and the American elk in size. Its horns are round and twice forked; the…

"Resembles the roebuck in size and form; the color is a rusty gray, in some cases wavy; the female less than hte male; the yound spotted." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Musk Deer

"Resembles the roebuck in size and form; the color is a rusty gray, in some cases wavy; the female less…

"Is two feet long and nine inches high; the eyes large and brilliant; the tail short; the general color brownish gray. It frequents the thickets near the sea-shore, and feeds principally upon berries." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Napu Musk Deer

"Is two feet long and nine inches high; the eyes large and brilliant; the tail short; the general color…

A red deer with big antlers.

Red Deer

A red deer with big antlers.

"The horns of the male are lofty and branching, the female being destitute of these ornaments. In the summer the color is yellowish-brown; in winter it is reddish-brown." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Red Deer

"The horns of the male are lofty and branching, the female being destitute of these ornaments. In the…

Roman goddess of nature, fertility and childbirth

Diana

Roman goddess of nature, fertility and childbirth

Roman goddess of nature, fertility and childbirth

Diana

Roman goddess of nature, fertility and childbirth

"Is a delicate little deer, only twenty-six inches in length. its aspect is said to resemble that of the sheep; the general color is brownish, approaching to gray, each hair being tipped with white." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Gauzu-Viva

"Is a delicate little deer, only twenty-six inches in length. its aspect is said to resemble that of…

"It is a native of the east coast of South America." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Guemul

"It is a native of the east coast of South America." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

The head of the Stag (Cervus elaphus).

Stag Head

The head of the Stag (Cervus elaphus).

"When she was about to be slain at the altar, Artemis intervened and carried her off in a cloud to be priestess of her temple in Tauris (the Crimea), while a stag was substituted in the sacrifice." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Rescue of Iphigenia

"When she was about to be slain at the altar, Artemis intervened and carried her off in a cloud to be…

"Is of a brownish fawn color, and about the size of a hare." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Kanchil

"Is of a brownish fawn color, and about the size of a hare." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

A medal of Aradus depicting a fly on one side, which appears to commemorate Jupiter. The other side depicts the stag with a palm tree, which was iconic of material possessions at the time.

Medal of Aradus

A medal of Aradus depicting a fly on one side, which appears to commemorate Jupiter. The other side…

"Is of a grayish brown color, with short, pale, ringed hair." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Muntjac

"Is of a grayish brown color, with short, pale, ringed hair." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

"Pinheads and brooches formed of two stags lying down, the bodies and necks crossing each other, and the horns meeting symmetrically above the heads, forming a finial." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Pinhead

"Pinheads and brooches formed of two stags lying down, the bodies and necks crossing each other, and…

the stag is the male deer.

Stag

the stag is the male deer.

"Stag, or Red Deer, is a typical species of deer, occurring in the N. of Europe and Asia. It was once found through out the whole of Great Britain, but is now confined to the Scotch Highlands. The horns or antlers are round and have a basal snag in front. The females are hornless and are named hinds. The horns of the first year are mere bony projections; they advance in development during the second year, when the stag is named a brocket. In each succeeding year the horns grow more and more branched, the stag being named a hart in its sixth year, when the horns may be said to reach their maximum size. As in all deer, the horns are shed annually. The average height of a full-grown stag is about four feet at the shoulders; the winter coat is greyish-brown; in summer, brown is the prevailing tint. The food of the stag consists of grasses and the young shoots of trees, lichens forming the greater part of its food in winter. The stag is a powerful runner and swimmer. Driven to bay, it becomes a formidable adversary to the largest and most powerful stag hound, or even to man himself. The pairing season occurs in August, and the males then engage in combats for the females and become peculiarly fierce. The flesh is somewhat coarse."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Stag

"Stag, or Red Deer, is a typical species of deer, occurring in the N. of Europe and Asia. It was once…

"Argent, a stag at gaze proper. GAZE. An intent look. This is said of a deer standing still, and turning its head to look earnestly at any object." -Hall, 1862

Stag at Gaze

"Argent, a stag at gaze proper. GAZE. An intent look. This is said of a deer standing still, and turning…

"Argent, a stag lodged, proper, attired, or. ATTIRED. When the horns of a stag are of a different tincture to its head, it is said to be attired." -Hall, 1862

Stag Attired

"Argent, a stag lodged, proper, attired, or. ATTIRED. When the horns of a stag are of a different tincture…

"The largest European species of beetle an adult male sometimes reaching an length of over two inches, and having mandibles about one inch long, which bear some resemblence to the antlers of a stag."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Stag Beetle

"The largest European species of beetle an adult male sometimes reaching an length of over two inches,…

"Argent, a stag's head caboshed, proper. CABOCHED or CABOSHED. Beasts' heads borne without any part of the neck, and full faced." -Hall, 1862

Stag Caboshed

"Argent, a stag's head caboshed, proper. CABOCHED or CABOSHED. Beasts' heads borne without any part…

"Argent, a stag proper courant. COURANT. Running." -Hall, 1862

Stag Courant

"Argent, a stag proper courant. COURANT. Running." -Hall, 1862

"The annexed cut represents the horns of the stag at different ages. During the first year, there is only a light protuberance; the second year is marked by the brow antler (1); the third year, by the bad antler (2); the fourth, by the tray antler (3); the fifth, by the crockets (4); the sixth, by the beam antler (5), the various parts of which are termed (A) crockets, (B) tray, (C) bay, (D) brow, (E) pearls, (F) the beam of the antler; seventh year (6)." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Stag Horns

"The annexed cut represents the horns of the stag at different ages. During the first year, there is…

"LODGED. A stag sitting on the ground with its head erect, is said to be lodged." -Hall, 1862

Stag Lodged

"LODGED. A stag sitting on the ground with its head erect, is said to be lodged." -Hall, 1862

A cud-chewing, hoofed animal with horns. The antlers are carried only by the males.

Virginia deer

A cud-chewing, hoofed animal with horns. The antlers are carried only by the males.