This part of the story reminds me of the "Hungarian conquest" (: The legends says that a White Stag guided the Hun leaders till they could finally kill the animal. But the Stag showed them their new home, "and that's why Hungarians live in the Carpathian Basin."
This piece just made my day!The silhouette of the deer reminds me of a folk story back home in Ghana: There is a hunter with his dog, chasing after a deer. They're running all about the forest. The deer is too clever for this old hunter. They reach a clearing. The hunter watches as the deer launches itself into a lake up ahead. The hunter waits, thinking the deer has surely drowned itself in its fright. However, the deer does not manifest. The very next day, the surrounding land is left lush with greenery. The deer was a spirit of cleverness; a motif not uncommon in West African folklore. Though my little anecdote has absolutely nothing to do with the books, I hope you gained some pleasure from reading it. ^_^ Many thanks for reminding me of a happy moment in my childhood. Best of wishes to you!