In the steppes where I come from, the wild dog is seen as a feminine creature. Sensitive, capable of hunting because he has honed his instincts, but timid too. He does not use brute force, but strategy. Courageous, cautious and quick, he can change in a second from a state of complete relaxation to the tension he needs to pounce on his prey. The doe deer has the male attributes of speed and an understanding of the earth.
The wild dog with his courage and strength, the doe with her gentleness, intuition and elegance. Hunter and hunted meet and love each other. According to the laws of nature, one should destroy the other, but in love there is neither good nor evil; there is neither construction nor destruction; there is merely movement. And love changes the laws of nature.
The two travel along together in their symbolic worlds, two impossibilities who have found each other and, because they overcome their own natures and their barriers, they make the world possible too.
Out of two different natures Love is born. In contradiction, Love grows in strength. In confrontation and transformation, Love is preserved.
In the Mongolian creation myth, doe and wild dog come together. Two beings with very different natures: in the wild, the dog would normally kill the deer for food. In the Mongolian myth, they both understand that they each need the qualities of the other if they are to survive in a hostile world and that they should, therefore join forces.