She Who Calls the Herds
She comes from a time of ice, a time when great herds of reindeer crossed from mainland Europe across the land to Britain. She is that energy of the reindeer running the ancient migratory paths. It was she who ran with the very first herd, guiding the leading female. She is the protector of the reindeer and the long line of priestesses who followed.
The female reindeer, like the male, grows antlers. She is the leader of the herd, following the ancestral deer trods over the land that her mother led the herd on and her mother before that – stretching back thousands of years.
There is an ancient connection between women and these female reindeer – one which has been honored and respected. Even today many women see the wisdom in the Mother of the Herds, they search out her knowledge, dream of their foremother’s rituals and ceremonies.
Guardian of the Pathways
She is the guardian of the pathways, the one who has traveled with the migratory reindeer for thousands of years.
The female reindeer is the only deer to grow antlers. She leads the herd following the ancestral paths over the land that her mother led the herd on and her mother before that. This doll honors the ancient connection between the women who lead their people in following the great herds. Women who could put their ear to the ground and know where the herd was, women who had a close relationship to the reindeer. Click on the image to view in Etsy store
Elen of the Ways
Elen is the ancient Deer Goddess, connected to the long gone reindeer who followed their migratory paths from mainland Europe out to the UK mainland when the land was connected, that land now lies under the North Sea/English Channel. Elen is a symbol of female strength, inner knowing and ancestral memories.