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Green Man
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Is green man a god ? Can someone tell me or guide me to some real good info about him ?
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Re: Green Man
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I believe him to be more of a faerie king in some ways though people have their different perception of the green man. It is often recalled upon celtic practice you hear of him. If you would like more information on him I have plenty to share.

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Re: Green Man
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To cut a long story short. . . I have stricken interest in the Green Man, as he was mentioned to me by a voluptuous woman, in a dream, who explained and described that I am exactly like or emulate the Green Man. Things I didn't know about the Green Man, until now. The Green Man speaks to me in so many ways, it would be a story to unfold. Long summary short, I would say that there is a lot about the Green Man to share, and I think my horned god just presented himself.

What else is there about the Green Man? Faeries, something about being King of the Faeries or nature spirits?
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Re: Green Man
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I actually, attentively read, for hours on end about the Green Man, the way you would put your noise into an interesting book and never drop it. Well, I can see how C.S. Lewis quoted that the Green Man is very hard to describe or depict, because it and He actually has dualistic meanings, or in a more broader sense: a dualistic meaning. A dualistic meaning, in my opinion alone, that the Green Man as both a god and an archetype of the young fertile young nobleman, or in a more classical sense; a person either the best of his kind and or a person with classy taste. Well, I broke it down for you. I don't want to close my eyes and think about it, but just how do you explain fertility? What is fertility. And where or how do nature spirits fit into this?

Well, I had a dream, and I wanted an answer to what is and was an question to another answer given, towards something greater as a whole. The reason why the Green Man is still a question, is because it and or He is still a mystery. I'll go backwards. Understanding the Green Man is as important as understanding the reasons why you celebrate your Sabbats, or at least have them. Well, long story short it feels like my guides want me to bridle up for Samhain.

The Green Man is associated or seen in Beltane, which is on the 1st of May. A time of optimism, looking ahead, with a focus on purification and blessings for a bountiful year of harvest that lays ahead, in Samhain. That harvest varies, and it depends on the aspect. I kind of get a sense of Beltane as a kick-off celebration of a time of planning for a "season." Seasons are interrelated.

Fertility is important in understanding the mysterious Green Man, and there just might be a reason for this mystery. I was reading about the Green Man, and the first thing I really saw was his notorious face. Beltane is a fertility holiday, because it closely coincides with Easter, and the Easter bunny us the fastest reproducing mammal. Ironic, I actually lost my virginity on an Easter Sunday. Thank you May Queen and May King. Intuitively you know Beltane is a fertility holiday, for the reason why some dance around a pole. Excuse the broad term. I am a young heathen putting pieces together. The very tradition of dancing around the pole looks like a phallic symbol being intertwined by a vessel as represented by the rope, that wraps around the phallus. Hello?!

The Green Man is known as a fertility figure. I kept reading about the Green Man and found odd old tales that kept referring to entities that had to do with nature, or that dwelled in nature. The Green Man is associated as a trickster, as Robin Hood; hence, the nobleman archetype that I gave it. Then you put the holidays together and it kind of all makes sense.

I just like to think of the Green Man as the fertile horned hunter of the night, in a different season. Well, a lot will distinguish the Green Man as Cernunnos, or closely. The Great Stag of the forest; hence, the King of the faeries. The Green Man is sort of a universal fertility figure for everyone, because it doesn't clearly seem to have a pantheon that it belongs to. Personally, I would just like to think of Him, the Green Man, and notice the capital H, as the horned god in all His splendid fertile state, and is willing to bless those who wish.

Fertility comes in so many aspects, but how does the Green Man have anything to do with fertility? Well, as he is noted as the King of the faeries, if you will, those faeries are hard at work with all those herbs and plants that make our bodies whole. Herbs are soothing and they will make a person fertile, in that they will be healthy and strong, so they can reproduce. I am an herbal maniac.

And honestly, there is no other way to out this and I am way past due for a smoke break, C.S. Lewis, if I am correct, was right. The Green Man is hard to depict, because you then have to explain all these other things. Yeah, sure the horned god is king of everything, but I firmly believe there is actually a god who is what the Green Man is. May 1st sounds like an important day, an important time to get fertile in whatever aspect possible. Green Man as to King of the faeries, true, Green Man as archetype, possibly and Green Man as Cernunnos, maybe. What is a nobleman? Why he is a young strong fertile man, that is the best of his kind, and has taste for the best things, and is a royal peer heir to govern a realm. Was that the right heir? I don't know, live with it. And you're going to have to live with this roughly compiled essay.

Heck, for all I know, big foot could be the fertile baphomet, as it would be the physical representation of the so called, Green Man, in an obscene Sabbat. Green-Man, Man-Green. Well, I am glad I got that dream out if my system. LOL!
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Re: Green Man
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I forgot to add. I mean my deepest of respects to any path, about anything I may have said incorrectly about the Green Man, as He or he is a mystery to some, and many. Who knows, we may start asking if Santa Clause is a god. Well, Old Saint Nick exemplifies the characteristics of the horned god, in the time of His six month reign, of the year, in my opinion. He knows who is good or bad. He is omni this and omni that. The horned god is great. He comes as the Green Man in May, as well as Old Saint Nick in December. Na, Santa is too modern for my taste, but twas a thought though.
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Re: Green Man
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Santa is simply a godform :p
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Re: Green Man
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With that said I want to write a Green Man chant and hymnal.
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Re: Green Man
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Santa is now a God form? This Forum gets crazier by the week!
Do you mean the Santa in the red suit with white beard and jolly face? He started out about a hundred years ago as an advertisement for Coca Cola!
If you mean the story of St Nicholas who gave gifts of money to the poor. Then he seems to have been a real person; he was certainly not a God!
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Re: Green Man
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Yup, I definitely feel you Brysing, but that is why I think it's too funny. Just listen to the lyrics of, "Santa Clause is Comin' to Town," by Lonestar.

It basically says Santa is omniscient. He knows when I you are sleeping. . .
So be good for goodness sake. . . LOL!

So this coming December, when I hear that song, I am going to remember, and listen, to how ridiculous it is, because I know my horned God isn't Santa Clause, despite the precise history of Old St. Nick. No, I know my horned hunter's masculine energy naturally reigns for His sixth month time, starting in December. Tis my favorite time of the year to be jolly. LOL! His star is actually symbolic, as I put it on top of the tree. Red and green are His colors. The symbol that I see represent my goddess is the crescent moon. So, you put the crescent moon and five point star symbol together, you get a classic representation, to some, of the horned god and the moon goddess.

I actually have finally learned to love the song, Santa Clause is Comin' to Town. I am going to get a kick out of it this December and specifically remember you, Brysing.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lonestar/santaclausiscomintotown.html
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