Navarra
GREEN MEN OF ESTELLA 2
Nearby places: Irache, Puenta la Reina, Eunate, Los Arcos

 


Continuation
CHURCH SAN MIGUEL

Small but lovely

Two beasts at the entrance

 Unexpected! Above the biblical images there are....small Green Men/Beasts.

The Green Man in the streets of Estella

A house with "Venus" scallop

The Dragon crashed by the Madonnat....

THE BAROCK CHURCH OF ESTELLA

THE example of "barockization" i.e. infantilization of the Green Man. Instead of showing male traits, what is left here of him are only babyfaces. A "clever" "Definitive Solution" for ein century-old problem!

It cannot be more cynical. For the Dragon used to be a symbol of the pre-christian Universal Mother ("old Eve").  Thus, what we see here is the Mother ("new Eve") who is killing Herself.....

Don't be blind for beauty. For this Goddess just like the Green Man has been infantilizised

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