But on the Hibernal Solstice, which begins today, the Oak King wins back his supremacy from the Holly King, and rules for the next six months, from mid-winter till mid-summer, thus heralding the arrival of more daylight hours and the return of green, growing things. He's often depicted as the traditional Green Man, sold in catalogs for display on fences and in gardens. (The Holly King looks a bit like Santa).
|Oak leaves in my garden, back in the autumn
|A sculpture made by my MIL that hangs inside my house (she associated oak trees with her husband, my FIL, and it hangs below a photo of her)
|My Green Man
Will you join me in welcoming the Oak King back to rule over the Earth? This year's Winter Solstice coincides with a full moon.
Read more about the Oak King and the Holly King here.