Green Man - A dwarf-sized Eskimo troll
in a buckskin suit seen on episodes of NORTHERN EXPOSURE/CBS/1990-95.
The Green Man (Phil Fondacaro) appeared to Eskimo youth Ed Chigliak (Darren E.
Burrows) while he was experiencing self doubt. The Green Man was a manifestation of Ed's low self esteem, the embodiment of
Ed's own self-loathing, Ed's own personal Demon. As the Green Man
reminded Ed, "You Called Me."
The Green Man's mission was to totally incapacitate Ed with self
doubt, to fill his life with fear until he didn't have enough energy
to get out of a chair.
Fortunately, a local Shaman (Graham Greene) advised Ed to learn to
love himself and referred to the Christian biblical text John: 1
"Love castes out fear."
The Green Man appeared on episodes "Heal Thyself" (1993) and Grand
TRIVIA NOTE: In pre-Christian Celtic mythology, the Green Man
(a.k.a. "Jack-in-the-Green") symbolized fertility, prophecy, and
regeneration, (as in spring or summer). He is depicted as a bodiless
head with foliage sprouting from his mouth and is traditionally a
part of May Day festivals in Great Britain.
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