Gothic Evil Grim Reaper on Bone Throne with Scythe and Skulls Statue
Add a dash of fright in your house with this Gothic Evil Grim Reaper Statue. This finely detailed and hand painted work of art is certain to put a scare into your guests and is definitely not for the faint of heart. This spooky sculpture will be the crowning centerpiece of your mantel, shelf or tabletop when included in your collection of Gothic decor. Truly a work of art that would make a great fantasy gift idea also for a cave man. The Grim Reaper is a spectral entity that is said to be the sentient manifestation of Death itself. Since the 14th century, Death has commonly been perceived to be an animated human skeleton, draped in pitch black robes and carrying a scythe. With this scythe, the Reaper severs the soul’s last ties to life and grants the soul safe passage to the afterlife. The Grim Reaper has often, falsely, been depicted as an evil spirit that preys on mortals. In truth, however, she is neither evil nor good, merely a force of nature and order. Death is a fundamental part of life and it is the Grim Reaper’s duty to claim the souls of the deceased so as to maintain the balance of nature.
The Reaper does not “kill” mortals, but merely guides their spirits to the next realm and it is not her place to judge souls or determine what will become of them. The oldest Death figure who resembles the Grim Reaper myth is Thanatos, the Primordial embodiment of demise from Greco-Roman myth. Thanatos was one of two twin sons born to Nyx, the primordial goddess of Night with Thanatos’s twin having been the sleep god Hypnos. In Thanatos’s most famous myth, he was captured and imprisoned by the Sysyphus, the mad king of Corinth. Thanatos was chained and bound in the castle of Sysyphus resulting in no living being on Earth being able to die which lead to an uproar from the God of War, Ares. Ares freed Thanatos and Sisyphus was sent to Tartarus, the Greek Hell. The origin of the Grim Reaper figure comes from the Medieval Europe during the 14th century when more and more Europeans found themselves dying of the mysterious new plague known as “Black Death” (now known as Bubonic Plague).
The Grim Reaper embodied the concept of the living being like wheat which the Reaper harvests when they grow too old, hence the reaper’s scythe. Although the figure is generally devoid of religious ties the Reaper is often affiliated with the Horseman of Death from the Abrahamic faith, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Due to this the Grim Reaper is often portrayed as having a Pale Horse. The Grim Reaper is a near universal representation of demise and is found in a wide variety of different cultures with many different names. British influenced cultures tend to portray the Reaper as being male or devoid of gender or sex but in languages with grammatical gender the concept of Death is expressly female. Due to this several culture’s variants of the Grim Reaper are expressly female or at the least feminine leaning. Evil Grim Reaper on Bone Throne with Scythe and Skulls Statue measures: 9.25 inches / 23.5 cm x 7.75 inches / 19.5 cm x 10.5 inches / 26.5 cm.
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