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In The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare writes:

"There an old tale goes, that Herne the Hunter,
Sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest,
Doth all the winter time, at still midnight,
Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns;"

Supernatual and associated with woodland deities... They've been subject to many forms of art.

"The Exalted Ruler", oil on canvas, by Charles M. Russel was the most expensive painting of an Elk ever paid for.

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