The name "green man" was coined in the late 1930s. Other names for this figure are Jack in Green or Jack of the Green. Many believe the greenman is related to the pre-Christian Celtic deity Cernunnos; others that it is simply an expression of the forces of nature, or even a reminder that we, too, are part of the cycle of life. There is no real evidence linking the images to any particular philosophy, cult, or belief, although the faces are strikingly uniform through time. The greenman is not a strictly European phenomenon- similar images appear in Asian, Indian, and Arabic architecture and art as well. Whatever his origin, the Green Man serves as the embodiment of untamed nature, an emblem of the male principal, and a symbol of fertility and vibrant life energy.
- Using your Boline carve a representation of the sun into the log.
- Place the log in your fire place or a burning pit. Open a circle and call the four elements:
South (fire) rub the oil onto the carved sun figure saying, "The Wheel has turned full circle, we call you back to warm us." (L)
West (water) pour the wine on the log saying, "You, who have died, are now reborn." (R)
North (earth) sprinkling salt over the log saying, "Since time began we celebrated the birth of God. The darkest of nights gives birth to the new sun." (Corwin)
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, pepper, allspice, and nutmeg. Stir in cheese, green onions, parsley, dill, thyme, and rosemary. In another bowl combine eggs, buttermilk, and butter; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Let stand 5 minutes.
Cheese- Element - earth
Caramel Apple Cake