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Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 19:45:24 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: RE: (urth) interesting Green Man article

On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, James Wynn wrote:
> 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

> 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.

It's interesting that he shows up sometimes when people eat



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