sabato 30 ottobre 2010

Sickle in biblical mythology and in agriculture

The sickle is an agricultural tool with a curved blade,
but it is also the instrument of the Death

The sickle appears as a weapon in the hands of mythical beings,
such as Kronos and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, especially Death.
This stems mainly from the Christian biblical belief which describes death
as "harvester of souls" or "Grim Reaper".
The most widespread in the collective representation of death is personified
as a skeleton who wielding a sickle, sometimes dressed in a black tunic with a cap.

The sickle is an agricoltural tool consisting of a curved steel blade and very short wooden handle, used to harvest grain and cut grass.

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