THE SKULL SYMBOL AND SKULL JEWELRY

OUR FASCINATION FOR THE MYSTERY OF DEATH MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO REMAIN INDIFFERENT AT THE SIGHT OF A HUMAN SKULL. ALTHOUGH DEAD, EASILY RECOGNIZED HUMAN FEATURES REMIND US INCLUDINGLY OF OUR OWN MORTALITY.

 

bracelet tete de mort

 

The mysterious image ofskull humanity is deeply etched in the minds of people and cultures around the world. As such it is a symbol of consciousness, life and death, time, piracy, adventure, rebellion and freedom, mystery, alchemy and immortality.

Our fascination with the mystery of death makes it impossible to remain indifferent to the sight of askull human.
Although dead, the easily recognizable human traits are a stark reminder of our own mortality.

The mysterious image ofskull humanity is deeply etched in the minds of people and cultures around the world. As such it is a symbol of consciousness, life and death, time, piracy, adventure, rebellion and freedom, mystery, alchemy and immortality.

A symbol of our own awareness of the elusive concept of time and mortality, the skull is at the same time a symbol of the quest for life.

 

In alchemical transcriptions, the skull serves as a symbol of worthless remains in the quest for immortality. He embodies the human spirit, which attempts to break through the boundaries of its own consciousness and mortality.
History's most famous skull symbolism is found in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," in the scene where Hamlet finds the skull of Yorick, his old friend.
Hamlet refers to the skull as a symbol of despair, mortality, and inevitable end. However, it is at the same time a symbol of immortality, life beyond death, and the mystery of the infinite realms of reality and secrets beyond our human perception.


As evidenced by the words of Hamlet to his friend: "There are more things in heaven and on earth, Horatio, than can be dreamed of in your philosophy".
It was during Shakespeare's time, during the reign of the red-haired Queen Elizabeth, that the skull ring made its appearance.
Generally devoid of its lower jaw, the skull ring marked prodigals, immoral behavior, bawdy and prostitutes.


The symbol became known as the "skull" worn by "rakes" (short for rakehell-"hellraiser"), men who spent most of their time drinking, chasing women, usually prodigals spending their inherited money on "wine, women and songs...".

So in this way the skull ring came to mean
the rebellious spirit, the foreigners and the "black sheep".

 

And let's not forget the skull and bones symbol
The notorious symbol of filibuster. Its origin can be traced back to the order of the Templars.
The Templars used the symbol of the skull to indicate that they had in their possession the relics of Christian saints.
As they used the skull and bones emblem on their ships while conducting acts of piracy, it became the famous emblem of pirates.

 

crane pirate


When they were accused of heresy, their order disbanded and they were persecuted in the 14th century, the symbol also became a sign of rebellion.
The pirate skull has been associated with ruthlessness and despair. Their use of death imagery symbolized the questioning of the natural order of things or simply chaos and anarchy.

 

The combination of the skull with the image of a bleeding heart and the winged hourglass on the black pirate emblem, associated three meanings - death, violence and limited time - indicating the dangers of the journey and the experience of the marine.
For many cultures, such as that of the ancient Maya, the human skull represented life, as can still be seen today in theHalloween in Mexico.
In different cultures, the skull is also a symbol of triumph over enemies or a symbol of power when one has the ability to take life.

The skull and serpent symbol is also a powerful image that incorporates the skull as a symbol of both death and human knowledge or consciousness. The serpent was borrowed from ancient Greece as a symbol of knowledge and immortality, since it sheds its skin and is "reborn" again. The snake symbolizes the esoteric knowledge that exists beyond our own mortality.

The skull is a powerful symbol and a powerful reminder with layers and layers of hidden meanings from the cradle of the human race. A symbol of mortality, of time passing, encouraging us to "cease the day", or perhaps a symbol of rebellion, freedom or courage in the face of our own mortality.

 


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