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In Italy there still remains a very old tradition related to the stag figure.  On the last Sunday of carnival, at Castelnuovo, an annual festival takes place known as the Red Deer Man ritual or festival.  It features four primary figures: the Deer man, the Deer Woman, the Fairy Wizard (the Martino), and the Hunter.  The Deer Man and Woman dress in hides, with the man wearing a set of antlers and both figures wearing a necklace of  cowbells.  The Martino is dressed in white with a cape and wears a conical hat.  He carries a wand and represents the fairy of the mountains.

tatteredbanners:

In Italy there still remains a very old tradition related to the stag figure.  On the last Sunday of carnival, at Castelnuovo, an annual festival takes place known as the Red Deer Man ritual or festival.  It features four primary figures: the Deer man, the Deer Woman, the Fairy Wizard (the Martino), and the Hunter.  The Deer Man and Woman dress in hides, with the man wearing a set of antlers and both figures wearing a necklace of  cowbells.  The Martino is dressed in white with a cape and wears a conical hat.  He carries a wand and represents the fairy of the mountains.

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