St Giles’ Files Ep.18: Green People

This week we take a look at some of St Giles’ strangest and most mystical architecture: the Green Man. Bridging the gap between pagan symbolism and Christian  art, the Green Men are tricky to pin down, but fascinating to learn about!

If you are coming into St Giles’, this is a map of where the green people are:

map

Here are some of the ones to look out for:

Here are a couple of green people related worksheets. They’re aimed at children, but that doesn’t stop adults having a go!

And this is a great article from the BBC:

‘The suprising roots of the Green Man’: 

 https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p06tqjz0/the-surprising-roots-of-the-green-man

And finally, a fantastic (and with a hint of colour) of a green person from Exeter Cathedral: