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Friday, 24 May 2013

Friday's Funerary Symbols ~ Grim Reaper Scythes


The Scythes on this mausoleum in the village of Saint~Cirq~Lapopie, represents the cuttting of mortal ties with the land of the living, as the Souls of the recently deceased are harvested by the Grim Reaper.


Inside the mausoleum


The beautifully detailed Winged Hourglass on the lower half of the door depicts the swift passage of time.



Here's another pair of Scythes, this time from Cahors Cemetery, France.














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