This chap is unique to Spirit of the
This Green man Sculpture is Meticulously
hand made by Kathleen Minton using
her special marble mixture.
This ensures a fully weather proof finish
should you wish to display this chap outside.
This is a wonderful opportunity to own a
very old and traditional mystic figure.
Complete with wall hanging hook.
Size: 37cms wide x 30cms high.
Weight: approx 6.5kgs.
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This majestic spirit haunted the Oak groves
of the ancient Celtic World.
He looked over the majestic Oaks and passed
on tales to the Druid Bards.
He told of our connection to Nature
and the Green Man.
This message is inscribed within
this Green Man and the message
is as relevant today, perhaps more so than ever before.
Highly detailed (note his Mouse friend “Torok”)
He is also quite three-dimensional
as he is very deep (approx 8cms)
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©Copyright: K Minton.
He was a Welsh poet of the A.D. 500’s.
He started life as a servant boy named
Gwion Bach at the shores of Lake Bala.
Here the giant Tegid Foel and his wife,
a witch named Ceridwen lived.
They had a beautiful daughter and a son
named Morfran who was unfortunately
so Ugly and stupid, no magic could
Ceridwen then decides to brew a special potion
to make him handsome and wise and gives
young Gwion the job of stirring the cauldron
to be left boiling over a fire
for a year and a day.
The first three drops of the brew give wisdom,
the rest are poisonous.
As poor Gwion stirs the liquid three drops
fall onto him.
The magic works as he acquires
great knowledge and wisdom.
Scared of Ceridwen’s wrath Gwion flees,
changing shape by magic into a Rabbit.
Ceridwen in turn pursues in the form of a dog.
Gwion assumes the shape of a fish, Ceridwen
becomes a Hawk and the chase continues.
Gwion then in desparation becomes a grain
of corn only to be eaten by Ceridwen
who had become a Hen!
After Ceridwen resumes her old shape she becomes
pregnant and knows that it is Gwion that she carries.
After he is reborn he is the most beautiful baby.
Ceridwen planned to kill him, but found
she could not, instead she casts him into
the sea in a large leather bag.
The baby is discovered by Elffin, said to be
the unluckiest prince in Wales who has been subject
to a series of disasters.
When Elffin sets eyes on the boy he cries out “Taliesin”
meaning “how radiant his brow is”
As he rides home the baby begins to speak then
to recite poetry.
Elffin adopts the child and his luck totally
changes and he prospers in all his life.
Taliesin becomes the most famous bard in Albion,
inspiring the warriors of the land in their
battles against the Saxons.
Towards the end of his life he makes a famous prophecy:
“Their Lord they shall praise,
Their language they shall keep,
Their land they shall lose,
Except wild wales!”
Below is a musical explanation by Damh the Bard (CD available from this website)
Also available in moss green version.
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Sun, 20 Oct, 09:02 (5 days ago)
I just wanted to express my very sincere thanks for the most amazing customer service with my order for Taliesin Green Man, received on Thursday. From start to finish you have delivered the utmost customer care, efficiently and considerately working to ensure my order was received in time and. importantly, keeping me informed throughout the process. These are qualities all too rare in this day and age so I am very grateful for your very professional and personal approach.
In terms of Taliesin himself, an absolutely stunning piece which even the great photos on your website don't do justice . . . such precision and attention to detail, just WOW! I can't begin to describe how wonderful the moment when the recipient of this gift opened him up . . . utterly breathtaking and very emotional, it couldn't have been more perfect.
So THANK YOU for creating Taliesin and the glorious memory he will always hold for our colleague.
I wanted to let you know that my parcel has arrived and I am beyond thrilled with Taliesin.
Honestly, the photos on your website are beautiful but he’s so much more impressive close up.
I am truly so pleased with him.
Thank you also for opening the box to place in Petal.
She is adorable and is happily sat on the shelf above my desk. I can feel her energy already.
It goes without saying that I will be back to purchase from you again in the future.
I have already seen a few things I like. I will also have no hesitation in recommending you.
Again, many thanks for such an excellent service.
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