As represented in this exquisite leather volume, green was traditionally used in medieval times to symbolize nature and its associated attributes: fertility and rebirth. Beautifully etched with a pentagram on the front cover and an image of the archangel Michael on the rear, the cover is bordered by an intricate Celtic knot design and is made from only the thickest and strongest genuine leather. 100% wood free and handmade from recycled material, the book contains 120 leaves (240 pages front and back). The genuine leather tie string can be used to tie the journal closed when not in use or be employed as a bookmark. Dating from the late 14th-century, the story of Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the great tales from the Middle Ages and is rich in symbolism. In the poem, Gawains shield bears the mark of a pentagram in which the five different points of the star represent 5 different meanings: the five senses, the five fingers, the five wounds of Christ, the five joys that Mary had of Jesus (the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Ascension, and the Assumption), and the five virtues of knighthood which Gawain hopes to embody- noble generosity, fellowship, purity, courtesy, and compassion. The symbolism of the mark of the pentagram is originally ascribed to a legend where the archangel Michael engraves the mark on King Solomons ring, giving him power demons and unholy spirits.