I rate Florida’s deer mythology higher than the world mythology on the subject. Artemis doesn’t ring right in my ear and Diana, the Roman deer goddess, seems surpassed by the princess. I’m all about odes and I need to fit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in my book somewhere. Rawlings wrote, The Yearling.
Mary Steenburgen deserves honorary Floridian status; since, she did has two Florida based movies. Steenburgen portrayed Rawlings in, Cross Creek.
I added this to my “To Do” list. Native Americans stag hunting parties and Key West holds a subspecies of miniature deer. I’ve written some deer segments, but I need to do better.