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    Personifications of Death

    Post  Azrael on Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:01 pm

    We have all heard "death" referred to as a living being so to speak. In the Bible in Revelations 6:8 death is called a man "Behold a pale horse and the mans name that sat upon him was death"....In the US the Grim Reaper use to carry the stark image of death. In Mexico it is Santa Muerta who is viewed as a female image. Putting a face on something that we do not understand is quite common throughout human history. In Greek death is referred to as Charon or the ferryman of Hades who carries the newly dead across the river Styx . Charon is often seen in the art of ancient Greece. So what are some of your favorite death images and what is the history behind them?
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:28 pm

    At the moment I can't think of any more than the images you hive given.....but I'm interested in what others come through with....
    Interesting topic....

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    Post  Auras on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:55 pm

    Azrael wrote:We have all heard "death" referred to as a living being so to speak. In the Bible in Revelations 6:8 death is called a man "Behold a pale horse and the mans name that sat upon him was death"....In the US the Grim Reaper use to carry the stark image of death. In Mexico it is Santa Muerta who is viewed as a female image. Putting a face on something that we do not understand is quite common throughout human history. In Greek death is referred to as Charon or the ferryman of Hades who carries the newly dead across the river Styx . Charon is often seen in the art of ancient Greece. So what are some of your favorite death images and what is the history behind them?
    The grim repaer is an actual spirit that comes and collects your soul when you pass over.
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    Post  Azrael on Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:50 pm

    Auras wrote:
    Azrael wrote:We have all heard "death" referred to as a living being so to speak. In the Bible in Revelations 6:8 death is called a man "Behold a pale horse and the mans name that sat upon him was death"....In the US the Grim Reaper use to carry the stark image of death. In Mexico it is Santa Muerta who is viewed as a female image. Putting a face on something that we do not understand is quite common throughout human history. In Greek death is referred to as Charon or the ferryman of Hades who carries the newly dead across the river Styx . Charon is often seen in the art of ancient Greece. So what are some of your favorite death images and what is the history behind them?
    The grim repaer is an actual spirit that comes and collects your soul when you pass over.

    Maybe. He is a personified sentient death image. Much like Charon the Ferryman a personification of a sentient death entity. The Reeper has held this sentient death entity title since the 15th Century. Depicted as a skeleton figure wearing a dark black cloak with a hood and carrying scythe..


    La mort du fossoyeur (Death of the gravedigger) by Carlos Schwabe
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_(personification)

    Given all of that he is the most recognized death entity of all time.


    Santa Muerte
    Mexico and the United States

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_(personification)
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:02 pm

    I've seen that first picture before....
    The grim reaper,that also.....that goes back a long time......The old name for Death...

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