Communing with the Green Man.
That’s beautiful put together, including the credit to Lady Raglan, Julia Somerset as it seem her article really gave the ‘Green Man’ legs and almost became a New Age cult late 60s and through the 70s. Those branches out of those mouths gargoyles may not have had a shared name before her article.
I became passionate about them as I was a mason with contracts including cleaning up and preserving sheela na gigs and ‘green man’ during the 70s, including on Iona. I did this in between my storytelling activities that was my main passion but as a young parent did not cover all of the bills.
A think lot of people still believe that the ‘Green Man’ in name goes back 1000s of years before Lady Raglan, and maybe that’s a good thing is it brings on nature respect. I also like the related stories of the ‘fairy lover’, ‘jack in the green’ etc.
But all that aside, beautiful lovely written article here :-) Thank you.
Indeed! Let us dance!