Atlanta, Georgia: Pagan Storyteller: Buck Man

An antlered Buck Man once entertained assorted woodland creatures in an interpretation of where the name "Buckhead" originated. Unveiled on Feb. 28, 1999, it was removed in the Spring of 2015 and replaced with a statue of a rich man (who hated Buck Man). Buck Man reappeared in late 2016 outside the Buckhead Library, without most of his forest friends.
Address:
269 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Directions:
The statue stands between the parking lot and outside wall of the Buckhead Library, which is on the south side of Buckhead Ave NE between Boiling Way NE and N. Fulton Drive NE.
Admission:
Free
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Pagan Storyteller: Buckman

After the park renovation, the statue of the Pagan Storyteller, by Frank Flemming, was placed in front of the Buckhead branch of the Fulton County Library in 2016. He's telling stories at the library now.

[Laura, 04/12/2017]

Buck Man was originally posed as if telling stories to woodland creatures, but they were given away to rich people by the son of the rich man who kicked Buck Man out of the park. Now Buck Man's audience is just a couple of dogs.

Pagan Storyteller: Buck Man

I just called the fishing supply store across from the park and the guy who answered said the deer-headed man has been gone for a year. The new park is done.

[wishdog, 03/15/2016]

The park was officially reopened in April 2015. Its $2.5 million redevelopment was paid for by a local property owner and -- surprise -- the statue of the deer-headed man was replaced with a statue of the property owner.

Pagan Storyteller

The park where the Storyteller sat is currently under construction. He is not there. I am not sure if they plan to bring him back into the park after they finish. Construction started a couple of months ago.

[AngL, 06/14/2014]

We've seen concept drawings for the new park, and the Pagan Storyteller statue is included. Mar. 2105: Completion has been delayed -- the sculptures are still missing, but later spring 2015 seems like a possibility.

Pagan storyteller.

Pagan Storyteller

Definitely worth a stop if you're in Atlanta -- and with the Centers for Disease Control Museum there, why wouldn't you be? Beautiful and adorable statues!

[Lauren Adasiak Cocilova, 01/26/2014]

Off-season is a good time to commune with the Pagan Storyteller, while the fountain water is turned off.

Pagan storyteller.

Pagan Storyteller

Very interesting statue. The storyteller is surrounded by other animals who appear to be listening to a story. Not sure how long the statue will be there, there was a sign saying the park was going to be renovated.

Also, not too far from here is the Giant Fish.

[Chris Gemlo, 06/07/2010]

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