SCYTHE is the weapon usually depicted as the Grim Reaper’s. This stems mainly from the Christian Biblical belief of death as a “harvester of souls”. Sometimes Death is seen carrying an axe instead. The concept of Death as a sentient entity has existed in many societies since the beginning of history. In English, Death is often given the name Grim Reaper and, from the 15th century onwards, came to be shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe and clothed in a black cloak with a hood.