The Greenman is the legendary pagan God who roams the woodlands. He usually is depicted as a horned man peering out of a mask of foliage, usually the sacred oak. He represents the spirit of vegetation which returns to the Earth in Spring and flourishes in Summer. He is present wherever crops are grown and harvested. He is there when animals mate and give birth. He is there when the seasons change and the Sun shines. We worship the spirit of the Green Man in which we recognize the mystic energy of nature and vegetation.
The Green Man is also known by other names such as "Green Jack, "Jack-in-the-Green" and even "Robin Hood". In Spring Pagan Rites he may be called Green George, and is represented by a young man dressed head to foot in greenery, who leads the festival procession.
Since the color green is a faerie color, I believe that they share an affinity with the Green Man. In the British Isles faeries are called "Greenies" and "Greencoats", and some are believed to have green skin.
During the Middle Ages, stone masons carved the Green Man's likeness into the walls and arches of the finest cathedrals; there are thousands of Green Man heads carved across Europe.
The Green Man's wisdom is that of the eternal truths, cycles, and passages. He embodies the cycle of birth, growth, death and rebirth, and teaches us the sacred truths of nature. He is a magickal bridge between nature and ourselves for he is both vegetable and animal at once. From him we learn the mysteries of all growing things, and he is present in all things green and growing. His energy fills the trees that make the oxygen we breathe. At harvest, he surrenders himself for the good of the tribe, to sustain them trough the long cold winter. In the spring, his seed is planted in the warm moist earth and the Green Man is reborn.
This plaque is about 13" x 13"
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