These corbels can be found everywhere in Europe. And again:
especially in churches linked to the templars. The origins are from the Middle East, where
imagery of "Green Beasts" as primordial guardians of the Divine Feminine abound.
The development: (Green) Beasts, Beasts/Men and Green Men
Above and left: Chuch condemnation of "sins of the
flesh", a monstrous distortion of the joys of life. Nowadays, the whole Western
culture still suffers from the Christian condemnation of women, the body, lust, eroticsm
and sex...."Missionaries" today still forbid people (e.g. South American
Indians) to dance .....