Forests are landscapes with rich mythological histories. From the ancient times of animism, in which trees were believed to be gods, to pantheism, in which trees were believed to house gods and spirits, to multiple cultures considering woodlands to be sacred spaces, forests have been portrayed as part of the natural world having spiritual significance for man. Such spiritual significance is demonstrated throughout art history, in which the landscape has been used as a metaphor for God. The different appearances of the art works depend on which interpretation of God is being referenced. There is God the benevolent Creator and...
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