Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Green man welcomes Spring

'Green Man' carving at Longdon Church

This 'Green Man' carving at Longdon Church looks out from a Norman column - which makes him 1000 years old, almost.  The church is remarkable, not just for this figure but a number of sights, and is worth a visit.

Incidentally, that is not a huge handlebar moustache that he sports (though it looks like that!) - it is vegetation, growing ivy-like, from his mouth.  He is a symbol of Spring and re-growth.

3 comments:

  1. Love finding old stuff like that in churches

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  2. I've read a little about 'Green Man' and I keep meaning to look for similar image around Coventry Cathedral.

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