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"Spirits of the Forrest - The Green Man" -  #Canada #horticulture

"Spirits of the Forrest - The Green Man" - Canada horticulture, photo: Qatar Airways

The Green Man is a God or spirit of vegetation and plant growth, especially that of springtime. He is associated with the holiday of Beltaine, on May 1st, and He is the counterpart to the May Queen. He is frequently found carved into medieval churches as a sort of gargoyle, His face made from foliage, or with leaves sprouting from His eyes or mouth.

The Green Man, by Thalia Took God of Thriving Plant Life--green man jack in the green beltaine may queen foliage leaves plant god fertility god celtic gods.

Green Man - see all the botanical artwork, especially the one titled  A True Story

10 fantastical living garden sculptures

Fantastical botanical garden sculptures: Green Man," a medeival pagan god, is another part of the weaving "Spirits of the Wood"

Maybe this fella will manifest once Jeremiah begins to fulfill his quest, symbolising a 'thaw' of the souless, Winterlands. The Green Man - Found in many cultures in the world, Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up throughout the ages. Primarily, it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or "renaissance", representing the cycle of growth each spring.

☆ found in many cultures in the world, green man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up throughout the ages. primarily, it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or "renaissance", representing the cycle of growth each spring.

But a smell shivered him awake. It was a scent as old as the world. It was a hundred aromas of a thousand places. It was the tang of pine needles. It was the musk of sex. It was the muscular rot of mushrooms. It was the spice of oak. Meaty and redolent of soil and bark and herb. It was bats and husks and burrows and moss.. It poured like oil from between the tall trees and flowed across dark sandy dirt. ~ Stephen M. Irwin, (illustration of Greenman)

The Green Man, also known as Jack of the Green or the Oak King - The blending of human face and foliage the Green Man is a traditional form that represents irrepressible life, with the forces of nature merging with humanity.

Photo: Simon Costin, Director of the Museum of British Folklore

Simon Costin, Director of the Museum of British Folklore at the Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings

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He protected me when I was a child (from a particular harm deep in the woods). beautiful dear Green Man - a fierce protective spirit being

☆ Spirit of the Earth - "The Green Man is the embodiment of vegetative life; he is the juiciness of the sap that rises and renews life each spring; he is the "blood" of the plant kingdom that sustains all animal life. -Richard Zelley :¦: Artist Douglas A. Sirois ☆

☆ Spirit of the Earth - is the embodiment of vegetative life; he is the juiciness of the sap that rises and renews life each spring; he is the "blood" of the plant kingdom that sustains all animal life. -Richard Zelley :¦: Artist Douglas A.

The Green Man appears in many forms in British and Celtic myth. What is the Green Man, and what does he really represent?

Who is the Green Man?

Who is the Green Man?: The Green Man embodies the spirit of the fertile forest.

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