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The white stag is a familiar creature of myth and legend. The white stag in Celtic myth is an indicator that the Otherworld is near. It appears when one is transgressing or breaking a taboo. It also appears as an impetus to quest--the white stag or hart often appears in the forests around King Arthur's court, sending the knights off on to adventure against gods and fairies.
An all time favorite. "Who is this? And what is here? And in the lighted palace near Died the sound of royal cheer; And they crossed themselves for fear, All the Knights at Camelot; But Lancelot mused a little space He said, "She has a lovely face; God in his mercy lend her grace, The Lady of Shalott." Read in it's entirety: charon.sfsu.edu/t...