Death – the grim reaper seen in a supermarket! (Video)

Sunday, 4 November 2007

The grim reaper (Sensenmann) was recently seen in a supermarket…

…must have been pretty shocking for the poor people in this supermarket.

Anyway, what is the grim reaper?
The grim reaper is a personification of death as a living, sentient entity. The idea of a person that symbolises death is a concept that has existed in many societies since the beginning of recorded history. In Western cultures, death is usually called "The Grim Reaper" (German: "Sensenmann") and usually it’s portrayed as a skeletal figure which carries a large scythe, and wearing a black gown, robe or cloak with a hood.

Remember Monty Python’s "Meaning of Life"?
In this classic comedy movie a group of people at an isolated country house are visited by the grim reaper, who knocks on the door. When the host answers and sees the Reaper with an enormous scythe, he says, "Is it about the hedge?"…

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