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Mother and Young Reindeer, Siberia

pinner: 'my yearly reindeer rant: both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year but male reindeer drop them at the beginning of winter, in Nov-Dec. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Thus according to every historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, every single one from Rudolf to Blitzen ... has to be female.'

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from Greenpeace International

Victory for Greenpeace and reindeer in Lapland

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In the old nature religion (in which the divine was often perceived as feminine) it was the female horned reindeer who reigned supreme as the great goddess of the winter solstice. It was when we "C...

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Elen of the ways, the antlered goddess takes a rest on an ancient, mysterious path at Lands end in Cornwall (Kernow) , the western most point of the land they called Albion. Also known as the Green Lady, she is the only horned goddess, wearing the antlers of the female Reindeer, in turn the only Deer whose females are antlered. Elen is the guardian of the Leys, the ancient track ways . Her earliest tracks were the migratory paths of the Reindeer, and here is the close association with them…

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