Green Man

The Green Man  is the personification of Orion (the Fool, the Joker), nature reborn in spring -regeneration of the Tree of Life, worshiped by the Aryans. In Egypt the Green Man became Osiris and Geb, in Greece Pan, in Christianity of the Catholic Church Jesus and St Patrick with clover (symbol of trinity, letter Shin), in Islam Alkhidr and Kitab Al-bulhan.  Green is the color of nature and the heart chakra (Taurus earth sign, Silver Gate) and sphere Netzach (Venus) but also of putrefaction (Osiris is god of the dead, in alchemy the green lion- vitriol swallows the sun). During Belthane the pagans danced around the phallic maypole and perform a sacred marriage of the green man and its bride (mayflower).

Evil spirits of nature (traumatized ego-mind of earth) are worshiped as elementals (gnomes).

In Christianity  May Day became St Walpurgis Night. Daphne, lover of Apollo, changed into a tree. The green man was depicted by the Knights Templar in their Bamberg cathedral, Garway church and Rosslyn Chapel.

The Green Man was depicted on doors with a Saturnian ring (a knocker).

In the 1400s the Green Man became folklore legend Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (Mercury the trickster, patron of thieves). Michelangelo made a depiction of the Green Man as Florentine Man.

Green Man in pop culture

1929 The Man Who Laughs Conrad Veidt
1931 Frankenstein Boris Karloff
1939 The Wizard of Oz (Osiris, Theosophist Frank Baum=tree) Frank Morgan
1953 Peter Pan Disney (pink sky symbolism) Bobby Driscoll (University High School, Hollywood Professional School, died age 33) Kathryn Beaumont (Alice in Wonderland) Hans Conried (Fort Knox, Columbia) directed by Clyde Geronimi
1963 Marvel Comics (Jack Marvel Parsons) character Bruce Banner-Hulk. X the Man with the X-Ray Eyes Roger Corman.
1964 Marvel Comics character Green Goblin. green revolution, start of the Green Church.
1969 The Rolling Stones Altamont concert, killing of green man Meredith Hunter (Orion the hunter)
1973 Robin Hood Disney
1976 Taxi Driver Robert De Niro in green jacket
1977 Star Wars Yoda (gnome, yod: the Hermit)
1979 Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando as Green Man judge of the underworld
1994 The Mask Jim Carrey (JC the Fool) as Stanley Ipkiss who finds a mask of Loki.

1995 Batman Forever Jim Carrey as The Riddler (mystery man Osiris). Rugby World Cup Nelson Mandela in green Sprinbok shirt.
1997 Alien Resurrection
1999 The Matrix Keanu Reeves as Neo.
2000 The Grinch
2001 Shrek Mike Myers Eddie Murphy as donkey (jackass) Cameron Diaz
2003 Hulk Eric Bana Jennifer Connelly Josh Lucas Nick Nolte
2008 The Incredible Hulk Edward Norton Liv Tyler William Hurt Tim Roth as Abomination Louis Leterrier
2009 Invictus (sol Invictus, Invictus Games of Harry) Morgan Freeman as Mandela
2010 Robin Hood Ridley Scott
2010 Amazing Spiderman Andrew Garfield Emma Stone Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin (gnome)

2011 Green Lantern Ryan Reynolds Peter Sarsgaard Marc Strong Tim Robbins Marc Guggenheim
2012 The Avengers Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk Robert Downey Jr Scarlett Johansson Samuel L Jackson Paul Bettany Chris Evans Chris Hemsworth Stellan Skarsgard Jeremy Renner Disney
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful James Franco


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