Skull - Pirate Jewelry
Pirate Symbols - Skull and Bones Charms and Pendants - The image of the Skull and Crossbones is recognized in the popular imagination the world over first and foremost as the flag flown by pirates on the high seas going about their business of looting, rape and murder - it seemingly being nothing more than a device meant to strike fear into the hearts of those who saw a ship flying the dreaded flag bearing down on them. However, there is a whole lot more to the origin, use and meanings of the symbol. The Skull and the two human thigh bones crossed are in some instances ascribed the astrological rulership of the first zodiacal sign Aries and the 9th sign Sagittarius, both positive, Fire signs, the former cardinal - more dominant, while the latter is mutable - passive. The combination of Aries and Sagittarius, ruled by Mars and Jupiter respectively, brings together leadership and courage with profound philosophical thought. In more recent times, the skull and crossbones have been used to represent poison and danger. The Symbol is also utilized by the Knights Templar and in part of certain Masonic degree ceremonies. The common use of the Skull & Cross Bones as a Christian military symbol began during the times of the Crusades. To the enemies of Christendom the Skull and Cross Bones when displayed by Christian Knights is a simple, bold and defiant warning. Looking for : Skull Beads ?