Citipati Symbol

Symbol of death, protection, eternal change. Buddhism inspired the Citipati emblem. A female and male skeleton dance together in the symbol. The skeletons represent death and endless change. The Citipati were monks who were engrossed in prayer. A thief came along and hacked off their heads while they were in this state. Even in death, … Read more

Hourglass Symbol

Symbol of death, time The hourglass was invented in Europe during the Early Middle Ages. It was created to aid in the telling of time. An hour had passed when the sand spilled out of one end. After that, the hourglass could be switched over to count another hour. Until the mechanical clock was invented, … Read more

Grim Reaper Symbol

Symbol of death, dark powers, Devil Throughout Europe, the grim reaper is a personification of death. The grim reaper is usually depicted as a skeleton with a scythe in one hand and an hourglass in the other in most of these civilizations. The scythe represents a life cut short. The skeleton sometimes, but not always, … Read more

Gravestone Symbol

Symbols of death, commemoration Gravestones have been used since the ancient Roman and Celtic cultures. A gravestone marked the location of ancient Celtic burial mounds. Celtic warriors, crosses, and twin Janus-like figures were depicted on their ancient gravestones. Rather than individual gravestones, these stones identified the region where there were graves. Individual gravestones record the … Read more

Raven Symbol

Symbol of death, mediation Ravens were regarded death symbols by the Vikings. The army would be defeated if ravens congregated above it. In order to carry out bad actions, witches would change into ravens. Ravens were seen as omens of death and in partnership with dark powers because they were the eyes of the gods … Read more

Owl Symbol

Symbol of death, messengers, revenge, The owl is regarded as a death sign in Native American culture. Owls are sometimes thought to be evil omens or extraterrestrial emissaries. Owls were regarded messengers of the gods of death in Aztec civilization. It was thought by the Navajo that if an owl spoke a person’s name, that … Read more

Mummy Symbol

Symbol of death, transformation, reincarnation Although Egyptian mummies are the most well-known, mummies have also been found in other arid places, such as North and South American deserts. Mummies are dead bodies that have been preserved and wrapped. People are believed to retain their physical senses in the afterlife, hence their bodies must be preserved … Read more

Skull and Bones Symbol

Symbol of death, destruction, victory, power. The Aztecs were the first to use the skull and bones sign. Tombs were engraved with the skull and bones emblem. On ancient altars in Greece, a skull and crossed scepters were discovered. The skull and bones became a symbol for pirates and looting after the 13th century. The … Read more

Owuo Atwedee Symbol

Symbol of death, transition The Asante people of West Africa created the Owuo Atwede sign. The ascent into the next dimension is symbolized by this ladder symbol, which signifies man’s mortality. Funeral attire had the emblem emblazoned on it. Along with the Owuo Atwedee emblem, the clothes would have many symbols symbolizing the person’s life. … Read more

Thanatos Symbol

Symbol of death. Thanatos, the personification of death in Ancient Greece, is symbolized by the Greek letter Theta and the poppy. Thanatos was Hypnos’ twin brother and was despised by everyone, including the gods. As their time came, he carried out his commands and brought victims to the underworld. He did not, however, make them … Read more