Green Men in St Magnus Cathedral - SMC003
St Magnus Cathedral contains five carvings believed to be of Green Men.

This type of carving, generally associated with churches of this period, depicts human-like heads, either with leaves and twigs for hair or with such foliage coming out of their mouths sometimes both. It is believed that these are symbols of fertility, possibly representing the corruption of the flesh, or decay and sin.

They are also believed to have been influenced by ancient Roman carvings, although there are differences between the two styles, with the Green Men depicted as grotesque, and the Roman work having benevolent expressions

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