What is the Grim Reaper?


The Grim Reaper is the personification of death in folklore. He is typically depicted in a black hooded cloak with a scythe. It is said that he comes for every person when that person dies.

The idea of the Grim Reaper began in ancient Greek mythology. The Greeks gave death the name "Thanatos," and he was a young, pleasant man who accompanied the dead to the Greek underworld, Hades. In Norse mythology, the messengers of death were beautiful young women called valkyries. The concept of the messenger of death changed to something more gruesome in the 14th century when the Black Plague killed more than 25 million people.

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He is still considered the grim reaper.
(grĭm) n. The personification of death as a cloaked man or skeleton carrying a scythe.
The grim reaper is a fictional character who represents death, and is normally shown as a skeletal creature in a black robe and carrying a sickle, hence the term reaper.
Grim Reaper is a personification of Death, the sickle comes from Greek
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Grim Reaper
the personification of death as a man or cloaked skeleton holding a scythe.
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