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|Alignment||Chaotic Neutral, Neutral Good, Chaotic Good|
|Species||Magical Beast (Deer)|
|Appearance||Star-Spangled Cervine (often white)|
The Pantheon is a creature with origins in Medieval European mythology, legend and folklore. In particular, accounts of its existence arise within Medieval European heraldry, and coats of arms.
Its name originates with the Greek 'pan' meaning 'all' and 'theos' meaning 'god' or 'divinity' (thus, its name can be surmised to mean 'all gods' or 'all divine'). However, no other Greek associations or affiliations have been definitely determined.
The Pantheon is a creature akin to a deer, with a fox-like tail, and covered in stars. It closely resembles its cousin the deer, and has a similar color range to a typical deer (red, brown, gray, etc).
However, it is most commonly white. Likewise, the stars, or 'estoiles', which spangle its body vary in shape size and color (though they typically coordinate with the Pantheon's coat; for example, the white Pantheon often has purple stars).
Length and bushiness of the tail, as well as presence or absence of antlers in males, like in common deer species, may vary.
Docile and timid are words that are often used when describing the Pantheon. It is in no way hostile or aggressive, the exceptions being that a male (buck or stag) may defend his territory, or become aggressive to win over a female (doe).
They mate for life, and look out for another of its kind vigilantly. The second they sense danger, they will take off, and when one sees another flee, they will flee as well. This makes them hard to spot in the wild, and even harder to spot doing things such as giving birth or nursing their young (let alone to capture or tame).
The abilities of the pantheon are mainly physical. Its speed is somewhat beyond that of a typical deer, as are its reflexes, agility and dexterity.
In addition, its beauty is, in a word, captivating. Like a unicorn or a nymph or some other mythical enigma of nature, a first look will often render an onlooker stunned at the majesty of the Pantheon's beauty. This is due to the spangles that decorate the Pantheon's body. The shafts of the hairs that make up the spangles secrete a substance that reacts with any band of radiation that may be perceived as light. In addition to making the Pantheon's coat shiny, it acts on the optic nerves to produce a temporary stunning effect. Few creatures are immune to this stunning effect.
In the right lighting, this shimmering, glimmering, glistening effect can even provide a glare that harms the eye; this serves to deter potentially harmful onlookers.