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A London chimney sweeper, May Day 1813

A London chimney sweeper, May Day 1813

Green man Wheel of the year wall plaque,Jack in the green, Pagan, wiccan, beltaine, imbolc, midsummer, mabon by Summerisletrading on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/231808913/green-man-wheel-of-the-year-wall

Green man Wheel of the year wall plaque,Jack in the green, Pagan, wiccan…

Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up throughout the ages. He is also known by other names, JACK IN THE GREEN and ROBIN HOOD. The Green Man and his merrymaking men worshipped the Mother Earth. A possible link to the Robin Hood legend.

Majesty Green Man-this is from one of my favourite shops: Goddess and Greenman

“I know a 'face' where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

“I know a place where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Green Man in Winchester Cathedral

The Green Man was a popular motif in the old European churches. There is a lot of debate about just what the Green Man represents and why his image is so prevalent.

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Green Man on a roof boss in Canterbury Cathedral, England (photo Maddy Aldis-Evans)

A Jack in the Green (also Jack in the green, Jack-in-the-green, Jack i' the Green , Jack o' the Green, etc.) is a participant of traditional English May Day parades and other May celebrations, who wears a large, foliage-covered, garland-like framework, usually pyramidal or conical in shape, which covers his body from head to foot.

May Public Spectacles, Amusements, and Objects Deserving Notice

Druids Trees:  The Green Man.

Green Man Mask Created in Leather, with a mounting of Real Deer Antlers and Displayed on an Oaken Plaque, by Miscellaneous Oddiments LLC.

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