Not just any George…
He’s not George Washington, George Carlin or George Lucas. He’s “Green George.” If I was politically correct, I would post this blog entry on April 23rd — Green George’s Day or the Christina celebration of St. George. Green George is a Green Man figure from Eastern Europe and Russia. He is the protector of the earth, god of vegetation and the forbearer for Spring.
In some Slavic countries he is known as Jarilo and is related to St. George (of St. George and the Dragon fame) or Zeleni Juraj:
There is an amazing article on Green George at: http://www.leluya.org/mythology/Green_George.php#