S: Man and Nature
FC: Man and Nature | -Kerry J.T. Ellis | "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.."
1: Spirit Animal | -Polar Bear | The protector that symbolizes physical strength and leadership as well as the wild, untamable side of humanity. Never gets lost; ability to find food where none seems to exist; strength in the face of adversity; communication with the spirit; creature of dreamers, shamans, mystics and visionaries; defense and revenge. -Ina Woolcott
2: The polar bear has an intrinsic value of beauty.
3: Arctic people use the polar bear for fur. This is an utilitarian value.
4: the oak was the "King of Trees"
5: Sacred Celtic Stones
6: Ancient Greek Grove
7: the element fire is often used to replenish life
8: Nymphs | the water element
9: the earth element | Gnomes
10: Elves | the air element
11: Salamanders | the fire element
12: Doctrine of Signatures | the tooth wort plant relieves toothaches
13: The Wheel of Seasons
14: The Wheel of Life
15: Aristotle's Four Causes
16: Plato's View | "The nature of the Platonic view of the world is to be an outlook in which concrete instances are seen as in the deepest sense." -J.N. Findlay
17: The Stoic View | The earth is beautiful but also useful.
18: The Lion and the Mouse Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began running up and down upon him; this soon wakened the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon him, and opened his big jaws to swallow him. "Pardon, O King," cried the little Mouse: "forgive me this time, I shall never forget it: who knows but what I may be able to do you a turn some of these days?" The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the Mouse being able to help him, that he lifted up his paw and let him go. Some time after the Lion was caught in a trap, and the hunters who desired to carry him alive to the King, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a waggon to carry him on. Just then the little Mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the sad plight in which the Lion was, went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the King of the Beasts. "Was I not right?" said the little Mouse.
19: Little friends may prove to be great. -Aesop's Fables
20: Virgil's Georgics | "For generating trees is manifold; For some of their own force spontaneous spring, No hand of man compelling.."
21: "The hunter cannot approach him because he is extremely strong." -Physiologus | The Unicorn
22: "Greetings, Nature, mother of all creation, show me your favor in that I alone of Rome's citizens have praised you in all your aspects." -Pliny's Natural History
23: The Green Man
24: The Green Knight | "It would be hard to describe even half the fine work that was embroidered in his saddle, the butterflies and birds, with lovely beadwork of green always centered upon gold."
25: Medieval Heraldry
26: Herne, the Hunter
27: Robin Hood: King of the Wood
28: Hunting Over Time | medieval royal hunt | "The end of the royal hunt would be signalled at some point well before dark to avoid confusion and accidents, necessitating the use of a hunting-horn for those members or huntsmen not in plain sight." -Richard Rutherford-Moore
29: hunting styles today
30: Arcimboldus "Fire" | df
31: Medieval Garden | "Medieval Gardens offered balance and peace.." -Sylvia Landseberg
32: Exploitation of Nature | many animals worked starting in the middle ages
33: "Then a new idea took possession of me, and I shifted my thoughts to a consideration of time rather than place." -Petrarch: The Ascent of Mount Ventoux | Petrarch: The Ascent of Mount Ventoux
34: Bird Sketch
35: Zoos and Exotic Animals