from Antalya. At the frontside the mountain of Termessos
The Lykian tombs
Myra, the city of the masks
In Myra I fully understood the function of the Green Man
mask. It is really what we should call an "archetype". Its meaning is
transpersonal: "death and rebirth" as a cosmic law (drama)
So I photographed all masks.
Because the Green Man used to be one of them. Among drama's and comedies, he represented
the (Dionysian) mysteries. Therefore, he is the most archaic of all, for he connects to
all previous stages of humankind's evolution
the Sun God, Son of the ancient Mother Kybele, twin of Artemis
the Goddess who was oppressed - but not forgotten! - by the "Athenians"