Green Man image can be both beautiful and sinister
but usually it is taken to represent fertility, renewal
and rebirth and is associated with Spring time.
Jack in the Green festival held in Hastings (East
Sussex) every May Day is a major event celebrating
the Green Man and the triumph of Spring time over
Man, William Anderson, Harper
Collins (1990) has a useful bibliography
and includes colour as well as black and white pictures.
Green Man, Kathleen Basford,
Boydell (1998) has an excellent black and
white picture library of Green Man images and short,
but informative text.