The Green Man is one of the most powerful and enduring pagan symbols and was originally a Celtic fertility symbol.
Green Men are found in a variety of forms in the ornamental stonework and woodwork of churches.
They are male heads peering through foliage, which is often growing from their eyes, mouth, ears and nostrils.
They are usually found on roof bosses, capitals, corbels and misericords.
(text and images courtesy of Heritage Inspired)