Sterling Silver Grim Reaper HourGlass and Scythe Pendant & Chain
Perfect item for the fan of the dark and Gothic World.
Wear your own Hourglass and Scythe as a lucky talisman to inspire you.
Completely hand made and detailed with the scythe blade curved that looks hand beaten the way a real scythe would be.
The Scythe is associated with Death, the Gatherer of Souls. The Grim Reaper.
The hourglass holds the sands of time, your lifetime, when they are gone. SO ARE YOU……...
The Grim Reaper is a character that has appeared in many Gothic & Fantasy Tales.ABOUT THE ITEM
►The Scythe is approx. 22mm by 15mm and weighs approx. 0.9g. The Hourglass weighs 5.9g including the crackle glass beads.
►It is stamped 925 and with BJW
►The scythe and hourglass is completely hand made by me in my little (ok tiny) workspace. Each one is hand made, this means you get something original overytime.
►It was polished using a tumble polishing machine to give a nice bright and mottled finish, the blade has been given a natural beaten look.THE SCYTHE AND DEATH.
Throughout history there have been different depictions of death, from the Valkyries of Norse mythology, to the god Thanatos of the Greeks, but one of the most pervasive icons in pop culture is the Grim Reaper.
Depicted as a skeletal figure cloaked in black, flowing robes who hefts a scythe, this vision of death did not spring out of nowhere, in fact everything about him is filled with symbolism.
At some point in time, the weapon he uses was uniformly made a scythe, a farming tool with a long handle and curved blade at the top. The scythe was adopted as the weapon of choice as it felt as though death was mowing down humans as if they were grain in a field, and several pieces of art depicted just that.
He comes for every person, hourglass in hand, waiting for the last grain of sand to fall. When it does, he collects the soul with a well-practiced cut of his razor-sharp blade. It may not be a pleasant image, but it is clear and unmistakable.