Folklore: The Colour Green


Just Green, always 🙏💖

Nifty Buckles

“Hope rules a land forever green” – Wordsworth

Spring is still a month away, after looking outside at a winter wonderland for the past few months, one’s heart sings for the sight of lush green plants and trees.

Green represents nature in all her glory, a symbolism of wisdom ie. Gaia mother earth awakens so does The Green Man.

Below: The Green Man ‘Oak King’ wall canvas depicted by the artist Anne Stokes.


In myth, the colour green reaches far back to the Ancient Egyptians, according to the historian Ellen Conroy wrote in her book “The Symbolism of Colors” (1921). Thoth,  (Egyptian moon god) would lead the fresh souls of the dead to “a green hill of everlasting life and eternal wisdom.” Sounds peaceful, does it not? Osiris ruler of the underworld was depicted with a green face by the Ancient Egyptians. The ancient Druids wore green robes…

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