The Green Men

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Ian con­tin­ues, “Through­out the chapel you can find carv­ings of the Green Man, a sym­bol of fer­til­ity and re­birth and con­nec­tion be­tween na­ture and hu­mankind. The Green Man is eas­ily iden­ti­fied by a leafy face with vines or shoots emerg­ing from its mouth and, al­though not un­com­mon in me­dieval churches, the sheer number found here makes it a re­mark­able fea­ture. I have not found them all yet but there are said to be over 120 ex­am­ples of the Green Man, both in­side and out­side. This one is a great ex­am­ple and is found in the Lady Chapel.”

A Green Man

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