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The Green Men in the Fireplaces
Carvings of the pagan god of the Oak in the fireplaces of the Green Velvet room.
Lord Burlington chose to place carvings of the Green Man, the pagan god of the Oak, in the fireplaces of the Green Velvet room to associate the colour of the Green Velvet room with nature, water, and the goddess Venus.