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Green Man

Green Man symbolizes the triumph of green life over winter. Jesus, Osiris, Odin, the Green Knight, John Barleycorn, the Holly King and Thamuz There are four types of Green Man: the foliate head in which the face becomes leaves, the spewing or uttering head where leaves emerge from the mouth, the ‘bloodsucker’ head where branches and leaves spring from the eyes and ears as well as the mouth and Jack in the Green which is often simply a head peering at us out of a frame of foliage. http://www.em-online.com/lifestyle/article.asp?id=34
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