The Green Man, also known as Jack of the Green or the Oak King - The blending of human face and foliage the Green Man is a traditional form that represents irrepressible life, with the forces of nature merging with humanity. The Green Man can be found on many gothic churches and castles throughout the world.
The Beltane celebration honored life over death and celebrated the rebirth of the world. Above all, it was a fertility festival, a symbolic union of the God and Goddess, of the divine masculine and the divine feminine. A young virgin, often dressed in white with a crown of flowers, was chosen to be the Queen of the May. Her consort went by many names, including the Green Man, the May Groom, the May King, and Jack-of-the-Green, often dressed in green and decorated with leaves.