View Single Post
Sophie-David's Avatar
Sophie-David  Sophie-David is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 11 Dec 2004
Location: Ucluelet, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,813
Sophie-David 
Citizen

Sophie-David's Avatar

Quote:
Originally Posted by WalesWoman
From everything I had ever heard of the Green Knight, I sort of think of the Green Man, a magical being
Yes, I was also thinking about that, although I got distracted in comparing the versions of the story. What I liked about the earlier version was that it was easier to see its mythological roots in Celtic paganism. The later version had lost a lot of that magic.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leo62
His "challenge" to Gawain I see as an invitation to learn a deeper way of knowing and being; risking death and losing one's head could also be seen as letting go of the ego or an old, outworn way of being...You might say that he "loses his head" by volunteering for the challenge, but ends up with an older, wiser head on his shoulders by surviving the period of his "testing".
Yes, I like that metaphor very much - he ends up with "an older wiser head". This is a story of initiation.
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #6