posted on May, 30 2009 @ 08:35 AM
reply to post by suziwong
I'm always suspicious when I read something, and can't find another source of it beyond what's given.
I can find mention of either Odin inspiring the legend, under the guise of Grimnir, or Kronos, the father of the Olympian gods, but only find William
Bramley sourced for this legend.
Odin would travel in the accompaniment of his crows, hooded to prevent his recognition by mortals, and he was in part a god of the dead.
Kronos was probably a god of harvest, before the Greeks supplanted him.
Fairly interesting article about the Grim Reaper in comparing the possible origins:www.britishpride.org...