Lord of the Forest

By Nicole Fallon

This is what I believe: That I am I. That my soul is a dark forest. That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest. That gods, strange gods, come forth from the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back.
- D.H. Lawrence

Silvanus, the Green Man, Pan, Oberon – these are all names given to the “Lord of the Forest” or guardian of the woods. Sometimes he is a towering horned god, sometimes a faun with goat’s legs and hooves, or sometimes just a face made out of leaves. Other times he is the young hunter or the splendid fairy king. In all his incarnations he is a deity of wild, wooded places, the god of nature.

He abides and moves among the trees and presides over all the denizens of the forest. He communes with each creature, from the largest stag to the smallest butterfly.

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