Sunday, January 4, 2009

Green Man

I was doing a Google image search for an art project and I needed some pictures of the Green Man to tap my creative juices.

I found some great images. According to Wikipedia: "the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages."

It's a pre-Christian symbol that is used in many ancient cathedrals and churches in Europe. In Britain many pubs are called "The Green Man" or some variation. Way to hang in there pagan culture! If you do a Google image search of "Carved Green Man" you'll get some pictures of some beautiful carvings in stone and all kinds of cool materials.

Just some neato cultural inspiration for those interested in green and growing things.

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