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by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
The Green Man

Hidden on the walls of many churches in the UK can be found a strange figure, a face surrounded by leaves. He is known as the Green Man.

Green Man
A Green Man carving on the walls in Winchester Cathedral

Green Man Characters


Jack-in-the-Green is a seven foot mascot representing the coming of Spring. It has become associated with Chimney Sweeps and May Day.


The Holly Man and the Berry Man

The Holly Man
The Berry Man
The Holly Man
The Berry Man


The Berry Man is the Lion Parts Autumn incarnation of the original Green Man.

The Berry Man is covered with wild fruits and foliage.

The Berry Man

The Holly Man

The Holly Man is the Winter guise of the Green Man. He is decked in green garb and evergreen foliage.



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