The Green Man image is found all over England, Ireland, and Scotland. Carved in wood and stone, he watches from the eaves of churches, the lintels of inns, the crossroads marker. He is the steadfast protector, the guardian of the woods, the god who goes consenting to his death in the fall to ensure his people will eat through the winter, and who is reborn in the spring with the coming of the new leaves. Sometimes he is shown as a man with deer antlers, others as a face composed of leaves. The magic of the woodland is his.