- Dec 5, 2003
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Hes common in the middle east where he has a special name (which I cant recall)
Wow! The website reports that there is a clear link between Al Khidr and the Wandering Jew. So - the ubiquitous and mysterious Green Man is linked with the - just as mysterious - figure of Ashaverus?dr_wu said:
Thanks for the link.Interestingly enough, there is a link here between Khidr and the classical Jewish legend of the ‘Wandering Jew’. Krappe, in his major work on folklore, says:
it is difficult to dissociate the figure [of the Wandering Jew] from that of Al-Khidr, one of the Arabic prophets. .. With the crusades Europeans became familiar with this legendary figure and out of it developed the character of Ahasuerus or Isaac Laquedem.
Haim supports and even quotes Krappe to provide the link between ‘the Wandering Jew legend’ and the story of Khidr.
Probably not....but they are both archetypes imo and represent Trickster type figures that also embody nature themes.H_James said:Is it reasonable to assume that the sufi el Khidr and the green man are exactly the same thing?
ForgetfulCat said:Another fictional Fortean Khidr link is his part in Ian Watson's 'Miracle Visitors' (Gollancz 1978, also Panther/Granada p/b 1980). IIRC, Jenny Randles rated this novel very highly, and although I found it a bit clunky, it does represent an interesting attempt to deal with 'high strangeness' and bring a post-Jungian perspective to the UFO tale.
And it starts with a CE4 in Yorkshire, which is a good start!
It's also a WWII Nazi outfit. Clever way to sneak the wearing of Nazi memorabilia past the politically correct police...oldrover said:I'm surprised he was allowed to stand there with a gun. I know it's green and must be a toy one, but still I though all of that sort of stuff was banned.
Sorry to be a pedant but it's not WW2 German, the 'nazi' helmet was flared slightly around the back and sides, whereas the one above isn't.Mythopoeika said:It's also a WWII Nazi outfit. Clever way to sneak the wearing of Nazi memorabilia past the politically correct police...oldrover said:I'm surprised he was allowed to stand there with a gun. I know it's green and must be a toy one, but still I though all of that sort of stuff was banned.
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190104-the-surprising-roots-of-the-mysterious-green-manIn this video, Alastair Sooke meets with Common Ground, the environmental charity that is the custodian of one of the largest collections of Green Man photography, donated by the late British botanist Kathleen Basford. She was known for her research into the cultural significance of this mythical figure, arguing that it acted as a motif for the "spiritual dimension of nature".