How is the Grim Reaper connected to Ancient Greece?

Updated: Nov 5, 2021

How is the Grim Reaper connected to Ancient Greece?


In many modern, western depictions of death, we often find the Grim Reaper. A skeleton dressed in a black robe and holding a sickle, the Grim Reaper represents the being that meets you when your life ends and brings you to “the other side.”


The themes and imagery of the Grim Reaper are very similar to the imagery and mythology behind more than one Ancient Greek god. Swipe and scroll through these photos to see more!


Kronus, Titan, God of the Harvest- Reminds us that nothing lasts forever.


Hermes, Herald of Gods and a protector of travelers - can pass through the mortal and divine worlds easily.


Charon, the ferryman who brings souls from Hermes across the mythical rivers of Styx and Acheron in the underworld.




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