Ancient pagan icon of a man's face made up almost entirely of leaves, said to represent the link between humankind and nature and signify life, renewal and rebirth. The exact origins are unknown, but many fascinating theories abound. Some say he's linked to historical and folklore characters such as Robin Hood and Herne the Hunter, whilst others suggest he arose out of a pagan custom.
Whatever the case, his carved friendly face can be found in numerous churches in the UK and Europe, many dating back to the Middle Ages, as well as in paintings and jewellery. Some areas, such as Devon, still hold annual Green Man festivals.
Having the symbol in your home can be used to highlight an appreciation of nature, life and ancient customs.