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Skull - a symbol value

Skull - a symbol value

29/01/2017

The skull belongs to the category of the most dark and threatening character, causing an involuntary trembling impressionable natures. In the deep failures of empty eye sockets, in deathly yellowness, in an eerie grin fixed superstitious man dreaming Hidden Death, so the skull has long since become a symbol of death and impermanence of life. However, the symbolism of the skull is not confined only to these values. In many traditions, especially in the East, the skull was seen as the seat of the spirit, vitality and intelligence.
The religion of many nations in Europe, Asia and Africa, the symbolic meaning of the skull is closely associated with the construction sacrifice. In the dark Middle Ages there was a widespread belief that in order to ensure the strength of erected structures need to bring a bloody sacrifice to the gods or the spirits of the land. To this end, when the tab locks, fortresses, cathedrals and bridges were used casualties. Innocent children, beautiful women, or simply bystanders were buried alive in the ground or immured in the walls of a building under construction. Echoes of this barbaric custom sound in many medieval legends.

According to one of them, the walls of Copenhagen during construction hit by several times, until the victim has not been brought to the little girl. The child sat at the table with sweets and toys, and while an unsuspecting child playing and eating, twelve bricklayers laid on him a set. Italian legend tells that erected a bridge across the river and then Artoo, attacked, until it is not laid wife builder. Slavic princes during the construction of fortresses ordered missed the first got the boy and walling him into the wall, so if the fortress citadel of the Slavs called.

These eerie legends, unfortunately, are confirmed in the chronicles. For example, in a German chronicle entry, dated 1463 year, dispassionately tells the story of the inhabitants of the Nogat, decided to build a new dam. Wishing to strengthen the construction of its victim, they are senseless given to drink of one beggar, and then buried it in the ground construction.

These examples allow us to understand why in the Middle Ages often mentioned about the buildings standing on the bones or on the "dead heads". However, human sacrifices only in exceptional cases. More often, as construction of the victims were animals or birds: bulls, horses, deer, roosters, etc. The ancient Germans, Slavs, Indians and other uncivilized nations have had the custom of crowning their homes with skulls of victims of the building, which served them as charms against evil. With the same purpose on the palisade surrounding the ancient settlement, hoisting the animal skull - it was thought that such a measure will protect its inhabitants from attack by enemies.

In the iconography of the skull above all a symbol of the earth's vanity and the transience of life. The skull is an attribute of some holy hermits: Jerome, Romuald, St. Francis of Assisi, and the penitent Mary Magdalene. Immersed in prayer, holy carefully consider lying in front of them the skull, or hold it in your hand - it is a spiritual exercise helps them to turn away from the bustle of the earth.

Of particular importance in the iconography is a symbolic image of "head of Adam" - a skull and crossbones hands, lying at the base of the cross Golgofsko-. According to church tradition, the first man, was buried at Calvary, where later Jesus Christ was crucified, prophesied before his death: "In the place where I will be buried, to be crucified unto the word of God, and his skull is my blood."

Building on this tradition, the medieval painters often represented a drop of blood flowing from the wounds of Christ and falling on the skull of Adam, to symbolize washing away his sin. Sometimes the skull of Adam depicted upside down, in the form of a kind of bowl, where is accumulated flowing blood of Christ. In this case, Adam's head is actually identified with the Holy Grail. The skull filled with blood, symbolized in the iconography of self-denial and atonement.

In the visual arts, and the skull serves as an independent character, and as the main attribute of personalized shapes. The same symbolism of the impermanence of existence passed in the cycle of paintings, united by the Latin name «Vanitas» (vanity), where the skull shows a well-known expression «memento mori» (remember death).

Skull as an attribute Melancholy personified sitting on an open book, expresses the futility of her efforts to master the knowledge and wisdom. The decrepit old man, examining the skull, is an allegorical figure of old age.

In portraiture hand character imposed on the skull, indicating a deep reverence for the deceased. The wreath, crowned skull, speaks volumes about the posthumous fame of the deceased.

In Masonry before initiation rite bed draped in black cloth with images of skulls and crossbones. These images, as well as a lantern, made from the skull, where the fire glowed through the eye sockets, were intended to remind the candidates to be careful, nesuetnoy behavior and fearlessness in front etc.

The skull belongs to the category of the most dark and threatening character, causing an involuntary trembling impressionable natures. In the deep failures of empty eye sockets, in deathly yellowness, in an eerie grin fixed superstitious man dreaming Hidden Death, so the skull has long since become a symbol of death and impermanence of life. However, the symbolism of the skull is not confined only to these values. In many traditions, especially in the East, the skull was seen as the seat of the spirit, vitality and intelligence.
The religion of many nations in Europe, Asia and Africa, the symbolic meaning of the skull is closely associated with the construction sacrifice. In the dark Middle Ages there was a widespread belief that in order to ensure the strength of erected structures need to bring a bloody sacrifice to the gods or the spirits of the land. To this end, when the tab locks, fortresses, cathedrals and bridges were used casualties. Innocent children, beautiful women, or simply bystanders were buried alive in the ground or immured in the walls of a building under construction. Echoes of this barbaric custom sound in many medieval legends.

According to one of them, the walls of Copenhagen during construction hit by several times, until the victim has not been brought to the little girl. The child sat at the table with sweets and toys, and while an unsuspecting child playing and eating, twelve bricklayers laid on him a set. Italian legend tells that erected a bridge across the river and then Artoo, attacked, until it is not laid wife builder. Slavic princes during the construction of fortresses ordered missed the first got the boy and walling him into the wall, so if the fortress citadel of the Slavs called.

These eerie legends, unfortunately, are confirmed in the chronicles. For example, in a German chronicle entry, dated 1463 year, dispassionately tells the story of the inhabitants of the Nogat, decided to build a new dam. Wishing to strengthen the construction of its victim, they are senseless given to drink of one beggar, and then buried it in the ground construction.

These examples allow us to understand why in the Middle Ages often mentioned about the buildings standing on the bones or on the "dead heads". However, human sacrifices only in exceptional cases. More often, as construction of the victims were animals or birds: bulls, horses, deer, roosters, etc. The ancient Germans, Slavs, Indians and other uncivilized nations have had the custom of crowning their homes with skulls of victims of the building, which served them as charms against evil. With the same purpose on the palisade surrounding the ancient settlement, hoisting the animal skull - it was thought that such a measure will protect its inhabitants from attack by enemies.

In the iconography of the skull above all a symbol of the earth's vanity and the transience of life. The skull is an attribute of some holy hermits: Jerome, Romuald, St. Francis of Assisi, and the penitent Mary Magdalene. Immersed in prayer, holy carefully consider lying in front of them the skull, or hold it in your hand - it is a spiritual exercise helps them to turn away from the bustle of the earth.

Of particular importance in the iconography is a symbolic image of "head of Adam" - a skull and crossbones hands, lying at the base of the cross Golgofsko-. According to church tradition, the first man, was buried at Calvary, where later Jesus Christ was crucified, prophesied before his death: "In the place where I will be buried, to be crucified unto the word of God, and his skull is my blood."

Building on this tradition, the medieval painters often represented a drop of blood flowing from the wounds of Christ and falling on the skull of Adam, to symbolize washing away his sin. Sometimes the skull of Adam depicted upside down, in the form of a kind of bowl, where is accumulated flowing blood of Christ. In this case, Adam's head is actually identified with the Holy Grail. The skull filled with blood, symbolized in the iconography of self-denial and atonement.

In the visual arts, and the skull serves as an independent character, and as the main attribute of personalized shapes. The same symbolism of the impermanence of existence passed in the cycle of paintings, united by the Latin name «Vanitas» (vanity), where the skull shows a well-known expression «memento mori» (remember death).

Skull as an attribute Melancholy personified sitting on an open book, expresses the futility of her efforts to master the knowledge and wisdom. The decrepit old man, examining the skull, is an allegorical figure of old age.

In portraiture hand character imposed on the skull, indicating a deep reverence for the deceased. The wreath, crowned skull, speaks volumes about the posthumous fame of the deceased.

In Masonry before initiation rite bed draped in black cloth with images of skulls and crossbones. These images, as well as a lantern, made from the skull, where the fire glowed through the eye sockets, were intended to remind the candidates to be careful, nesuetnoy behavior and fearlessness in front etc.

950 грн.

The skull belongs to the category of the most dark and threatening character, causing an involuntary trembling impressionable natures. In the deep failures of empty eye sockets, in deathly yellowness, in an eerie grin fixed superstitious man dreaming Hidden Death, so the skull has long since become a symbol of death and impermanence of life. However, the symbolism of the skull is not confined only to these values. In many traditions, especially in the East, the skull was seen as the seat of the spirit, vitality and intelligence.
The religion of many nations in Europe, Asia and Africa, the symbolic meaning of the skull is closely associated with the construction sacrifice. In the dark Middle Ages there was a widespread belief that in order to ensure the strength of erected structures need to bring a bloody sacrifice to the gods or the spirits of the land. To this end, when the tab locks, fortresses, cathedrals and bridges were used casualties. Innocent children, beautiful women, or simply bystanders were buried alive in the ground or immured in the walls of a building under construction. Echoes of this barbaric custom sound in many medieval legends.

According to one of them, the walls of Copenhagen during construction hit by several times, until the victim has not been brought to the little girl. The child sat at the table with sweets and toys, and while an unsuspecting child playing and eating, twelve bricklayers laid on him a set. Italian legend tells that erected a bridge across the river and then Artoo, attacked, until it is not laid wife builder. Slavic princes during the construction of fortresses ordered missed the first got the boy and walling him into the wall, so if the fortress citadel of the Slavs called.

These eerie legends, unfortunately, are confirmed in the chronicles. For example, in a German chronicle entry, dated 1463 year, dispassionately tells the story of the inhabitants of the Nogat, decided to build a new dam. Wishing to strengthen the construction of its victim, they are senseless given to drink of one beggar, and then buried it in the ground construction.

These examples allow us to understand why in the Middle Ages often mentioned about the buildings standing on the bones or on the "dead heads". However, human sacrifices only in exceptional cases. More often, as construction of the victims were animals or birds: bulls, horses, deer, roosters, etc. The ancient Germans, Slavs, Indians and other uncivilized nations have had the custom of crowning their homes with skulls of victims of the building, which served them as charms against evil. With the same purpose on the palisade surrounding the ancient settlement, hoisting the animal skull - it was thought that such a measure will protect its inhabitants from attack by enemies.

In the iconography of the skull above all a symbol of the earth's vanity and the transience of life. The skull is an attribute of some holy hermits: Jerome, Romuald, St. Francis of Assisi, and the penitent Mary Magdalene. Immersed in prayer, holy carefully consider lying in front of them the skull, or hold it in your hand - it is a spiritual exercise helps them to turn away from the bustle of the earth.

Of particular importance in the iconography is a symbolic image of "head of Adam" - a skull and crossbones hands, lying at the base of the cross Golgofsko-. According to church tradition, the first man, was buried at Calvary, where later Jesus Christ was crucified, prophesied before his death: "In the place where I will be buried, to be crucified unto the word of God, and his skull is my blood."

Building on this tradition, the medieval painters often represented a drop of blood flowing from the wounds of Christ and falling on the skull of Adam, to symbolize washing away his sin. Sometimes the skull of Adam depicted upside down, in the form of a kind of bowl, where is accumulated flowing blood of Christ. In this case, Adam's head is actually identified with the Holy Grail. The skull filled with blood, symbolized in the iconography of self-denial and atonement.

In the visual arts, and the skull serves as an independent character, and as the main attribute of personalized shapes. The same symbolism of the impermanence of existence passed in the cycle of paintings, united by the Latin name «Vanitas» (vanity), where the skull shows a well-known expression «memento mori» (remember death).

Skull as an attribute Melancholy personified sitting on an open book, expresses the futility of her efforts to master the knowledge and wisdom. The decrepit old man, examining the skull, is an allegorical figure of old age.

In portraiture hand character imposed on the skull, indicating a deep reverence for the deceased. The wreath, crowned skull, speaks volumes about the posthumous fame of the deceased.

In Masonry before initiation rite bed draped in black cloth with images of skulls and crossbones. These images, as well as a lantern, made from the skull, where the fire glowed through the eye sockets, were intended to remind the candidates to be careful, nesuetnoy behavior and fearlessness in front etc.

300 грн.