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GREEN MEN OF MILANO-2
Nearby places: Ascona (CH), Pavia, Verona

 


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AREA OUTSIDE AROUND THE SOUTH PORTAL

The South Portal was always most busy with people. Hence, many churches display their Green Men and Wise Women (Goddesses) here. Again, a sign of the influence of "heretics" in the Church. It also proves that the Green Men were in people's hearts, while the teachings of the Church just remained at the surface. Here in Milan this area is decorated with many beautiful images

One of the rarest masks I have ever seen

In many churches in Europe (LINK Salamanca) "three faces" carvings can be seen. They might relate to the old concept of Baphomet, the God of the Templars  

Man IN nature, a very early understanding of their relationship. Later the heads of the Green Men became more pronounced, a step to more individualism  

Here is the influence of carvers from the North evident. The same Goddesses can be seen in Link Rouen (left) or in Link Ulm (right)

 

 

Who is afraid of the Green Beast?

 

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