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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 01-15-2018 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The following image is from a Kerr buckle.

I see this face and other similar faces appear in silver motifs.

It is often referred to as "Green Man".

Why? What is the mythology?

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iconnumber posted 01-15-2018 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "Green Man" is a very early Celtic pagan figure symbolizing spring and the rebirth of life (vegetation) that occurs. The design around the head is intended to be green branches and leaves.

I am privileged to have seen an extremely early stone version of the green man in a castle ruin in County Tipperary, Ireland.

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Thank you.

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