All things Green Man & the traditional Jack-in-the-Green

e-newsletter Number 3

Greetings to all members of The Company of the Green Man.

It seems that winter is finally upon us, but to brighten up those cold evenings in front of a flickering laptop I bring you glad tidings. The latest e-newsletter of The Company of the Green Man is available for download via the members section of this blog. Just click on members area tab at the top  right of this page and enter the password that came in your recent e-mail. If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at: greenman@virgin.net
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One response

  1. Enjoyed the newsletter.

    Although I agree the green man motif probably became exclusively christian for most of the last two millennium (at least in this part of the world) I thought it quite possibly originally owed its place in Christian church architecture to the Pagan roman temples of Bacchus…?

    Or am I bringing up old and well traveled arguments here!

    In that spirit – do you think the Kleinaspergle flagon could have a proto-greenman figure on it? It is 5th century BCE…

    http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/Barbarians/Sites/Kleinaspergle/Kleinaspergle_flagon.html

    And maybe the Pfalzfeld Column?

    http://www.sacred-destinations.com/germany/bonn-rheinisches-museum-photos/slides/1233p

    So hard to tell as Iron Age ‘Celtic’ art seems to intermingle abstract and figurative decoration and faces so much!

    December 31, 2010 at 10:49 pm

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