Lords of Creation in the Playground
Taramonde, the golden hinde
Taramonde is the first avatar created by The Shepherd. She serves as his voice, as the Shepherd does not speak. She takes the form of a golden deer, though is also sometimes described as being a stag or a hart. Flowers wreathe her antlers, though sometimes bear fire instead. Her breast is constantly bleeding from a spear wound. Taramonde represents the cycle of life. She often ‘dies’ and is reborn again in the Shepherd’s sanctum, Gralloch Cabal.