Because of Zǐhán

Yarkona, Hebrew for green, is the main character of the novel I have started writing - Because of Zǐhán.


Yarkona is inspired by several historical figures, metaphors, and images, including the Green Man (and the Green Woman) commonly depicted in sculptures as a face completely surrounded by, leaves; the Khidr of Islam, representing the divine manifestation of destiny on earth, and the universal symbol of fertility and rebirth. Fascinating parallels also exist in Chinese and east Asian spirituality.



Tara, the Tibetan Goddess



The Green Woman by Balthasar Permoser (1651 – 11732)


Barcelona Green Woman on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes (1888-1910)


Green Woman Opera Boedapest


Herengracht 380-382 Green Woman



LA FEMME VERTE (1965) By Samain Eugène