Navarra
GREEN MEN OF EUNATE 2
Nearby places: Puenta la Reina, Estella

 


The Bock Gods are one of the most original expressions of the Green Man. You easily recognize them with (LINK: "The Lady and the (Her) beasts") i.e. Ishtar or Astarte from the Middle East. It means that Eunate is a highly original Center....

EUNATE TEMPLER TEMPLE
Founded by a Queen

And that isn't all. Eunate was founded by a Queen. Her remains have been excavated some decades ago. Why is that so important? Because it confirms the symbolism of the MotherGoddess and Her Green Men (Templer). Eunate therefore has emerged from authentic roots and that is what you feel there...

A monk with his Green Man...

Always the Center....

One of Her devotee's

 

At the end the Templers were forced to resist. The Green Masks changed accordingly. Biting, in order to better defend themselves....
Looks very "exotic. Unfortunately it was  too dark to shoot a sharp picture...

 

Here they are. The archetype of the "first" Green Men/Beasts, taken by the Templers to Europe and "copied" by countless other churches LINK: Artaiz, Chartres, Soest

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