The Oak King

  • £15.00

As the earth awakens with spring, features of the seasons are reflected in both land and folklore.

In the words of The Saxon Storyteller himself:

“As the Holly King retreats, the Oak King begins afresh his reign. With his oaken staff he prods the bulbs in the soil to grow and shakes his oak leaf rattle to awaken the buds on the bough.”

Oak trees have been affiliated with ancient Celts through writings of Strabo and Pliny the Elder (to name a few). But oaks are also heavily linked to Thor and groves of worship among Germanic cults.

This print is part of Matt's Folklore Print Series.


Material & Make

The artwork you will receive has been created locally and is printed using high quality inks and paper to maintain integrity and quality of colour and image.

Your print will arrive on 250gsm uncoated art board and should be handled with care. It’s preferable to only touch the edges and we recommend mounting these in a frame behind glass.


About The Artist

Anglo Saxon, Celtic & Norse inspired illustrator. You can see more of Matt's work available on Northern Fire here.


Size & Dimensions

A4 (210 x 297mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)