Summer Green Man Wall Plaque
With Berries & Flower
Summer Green Man Wall Plaque features sweet, red berries and a flower among his leafy beard. His finely painted foliage against the intricate border with the decorative gives you a subtle splash of color for your home.
Each plaque is crafted of cold cast bronze; measures approximately 9.625 x 6.375 inches and has a hook on the back to conveniently hang in your sacred space.
God of the Forests, Earth and Groves featuring Celtic art. From the dawn of agriculture comes the ancient Green God, the Vegetation Spirit who dies in the Fall and returns in the Spring. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or renaissance, representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some speculate that the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history.
Parallels have been drawn between the Green Man and various deities. Many see the Green Man as being connected to many heathen gods such as Osiris, Odin and even the Christian Jesus, as well as later folkloric and literary characters such as the Green Knight, John Barleycorn, the Holly King and Tammuz of the Mesopotamians who is thought by some to symbolize the triumph of Green Life over Winter and Death.
Green man is an art representation of natural vegetative deities developed independently in multiple cultures, often a face formed from leaves, branches, seeds and vines.
Although Green Man may appear closer to legends and folklore, the figure can be found carved on a lot of religious architecture. In modern times, Green Man has made a resurgence in popularity due to the increasing ecological awareness, the many forms of Green Man can be seen in literature, cinema, and modern art.