The Green Man (1/5)

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Often seen in medieval church paintings and stained glass windows, the Green Man symbolises the cycle of rebirth and resurrection. In terms of his physical appearance, he is often depicted as an eerie face covered in green foliage. His origins are likely Pagan, a symbol of man’s relationship with nature, and the symbolism was likely incorporated into the Church teachings as a way of bridging some Pagan traditions with Christianity in order to make the monotheistic religion more palatable to the unbelievers. Many traditions in Christianity, such as Christmas (Christ’s Mass), are also adapted from Pagan traditions and beliefs, as Christmas is actually a replacement for Winter Solstice and has no biblical basis!

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