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The Green Man

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"The Green Man is typically portrayed as a human face surrounded by dense foliage. Such images appear as far back as the eleventh century, in church carvings. As Christianity spread, the Green Man went into hiding, with stonemasons leaving secret images of his face around cathedrals and churches.[...] The Green Man is believed to have been intended as a symbol of growth and rebirth, the eternal seasonal cycle of the coming of spring and the life of Man. This association stems from the pre-Christian notion that Man was born from nature, as evidenced by various mythological accounts of the way in which the world began, and the idea that Man is directly tied to the fate of nature."

- According to Ryan Stone of Ancient Origins

Pencil doodle on A6 sketchbook from my Great Old Ones & Their Kin series for an upcoming Elder Gods Tarot project:

The Black Man
The Bringer of Pests
The Dark One
The Floating Horror
The Green Man
Shugoran
Xipe Totec
The Tick-Tock Man
The Dweller in Darkness
The Haunter of the dark (v1)
The Haunter of the dark (v2)
The Bloody Tongue  
The Faceless God 
The Bloated Woman
The Black Pharaoh
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EmmetEarwax's avatar
One writer was supposed to meet some friends at the Green Man Inn in Dulwich. He never showed up.
He was contacted by one of them the next day, asking where he was. He excplained that he had been searching all evening for the DULL Man Inn in Greenwich.

(I tried to capitalize GREEN but the spelling  checker got funny with me.)
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I went to the Green man Inn once.

Never been the same since.