From: "James Wynn"
Subject: RE: (urth) interesting Green Man article Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:21:45 -0600 Josh Geller notes: There's a green guy who is important in Islam also. And there's the one that's associated with peyote. Maybe they're not all the same green guy. It's interesting to contemplate what the World would have to be like for them all to be the same one Crush responds: Actually the green fellow in Islam ("El Hidr" or "al-Khidr") is probably the primary derivation of the NS's Green Man. Robert Graves in "The White Goddess" identifies him as a "former Sun-hero". Apparently he drank from a pool of youth in Hyperborea and gained immortality. He encounters wandering holy men to impart divine knowledge. He is also a patron of sea travelers so perhaps, like Apollo (another Sun divinity) and all the Moon divinities (according to Graves), one his early aspects was a sea-god. But alloying of conceptual cognates is very Wolfean. -- Crush --