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Green Man Earrings

Green Man Earrings

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The Green Man occurs throughout Europe, Britain and Ireland as a sculptural motif to be found on medieval and renaissance churches, with each church having its own design. The Green Man is often to be found as a carved face on corner stones, over doorways, or on phallic pillars. Hidden among leaves, with verdant vines that emerge from his mouth, eyes, and nostrils, he symbolizes the potent fertility of nature.

The Green Man has had many names, including May King, John Barley Corn, and Green George. The mythic roots of the Green Man are ancient indeed, deriving from earlier traditions of the dying and resurrected God, such as Dumuzi, husband of Inanna in Sumeria, and Osiris in Egypt. This enduring symbol has its essence in the yearly cycle of the agricultural world, where the Greenman is the savior god who is sacrificed and resurrected, like barley sheaves, or the trees that shed their leaves in the fall to be born again in the Spring.

The Green Man is the male force as healer, lover, renewer: the potent generator of life, the "seed". He is often joyously paired with the May Queen in the Spring. To this day, country festivals are held wherein men create costumes of leaves, and the Green Man is brought back to life through dance, drama and processions.

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Welcome to Quick Silver Mint! For almost 50 years, we've been making unique medallions and showcasing them in our catalog and at festivals across the US. And we're excited to announce that we've expanded our collection to include some fantastic earrings!

Our silver earrings are 1 inch long, 18 GA, and made of .99 Silver with a .032 inch Sterling Silver wire. And our copper earrings are just as beautiful! They too, are 1 inch long and 18 GA but made of copper with a .032-inch Niobium wire.

We take great pride in our designs and the symbols used in our collection. If you're interested in learning more about their meanings, visit our Symbol Meanings gallery. Thanks for stopping by!