The Green Knight
Region of origin: England
Arguably the “Die Hard is a Christmas movie” of Christmas monsters, the Arthurian stories of the Green Knight have been chronicled and discussed by those far more informed and verbose than I (as well as any number of high school English classes, I suspect). Origins of the knight’s unique coloring are spotty at best but some historians link him to the Green Man, a plant-faced man who appears as a motif in pagan and Christian iconography, as well as borrowing elements from similar earlier Celtic myths.
Originally posted on Tumblr on December 16, 2015