Skulls are an ancient symbol, as old as human history, for obvious reasons, of course. It symbolizes death, and there is no symbol as powerful as the skull. It might haunt some people and they think of it as a symbol of evil but it's the dark truth of life. Over the thousand years of its existence, it's still very prevalent and one of the most popular symbols, even though it's the symbol of death.

However, to some ancient civilizations like the Aztecs and the Egyptians, the skull represents the cycle of life and death along with re-birth. It's the only thing that is left when the flesh of the body is eaten up by bugs. It symbolizes eternity and has its existence sketched on rocks and caves discovered by archaeologists around the world. Thus, it's only natural for it to be integrated and embraced into jewelry designs, especially as the famous, all-time favorite, skull rings.

Men have wholeheartedly worn skull rings, and unlike the accessories of various other kinds, the skull ring is said to represent masculinity. Since the ancient age to the present day, men can often be seen wearing skull rings. It's also said to have a lot of inner, in-depth meaning to it, and a few of its symbolic meanings are:

The Cycle of Life and Death
As mentioned earlier, the skull symbol represents life, death, and afterlife. To be reborn, you need to die, which allows you to have a new beginning. In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is such a day where the skull symbol represents life and its celebrations. The skull is considered to be the remains of a dead person and is often the last thing left of the deceased.

Strength and Rebellion
Over the centuries we have seen the history, the skull's symbol has been used as a symbol, of strength and rebellion, without the fear of death. Thus, it is worn by the social rebels who follow their own set of rules without caring what's right or wrong, good or bad. Many civilizations have adopted it as their prime symbol. Today also people who wear skull rings are often considered as people challenging the common cultural norms.

Carpe Diem
The phrase "seize the day" has been translated from the Latin phrase "Carpe diem." It states that we have a limited time to live, and thus, we need to make the most of it. Grasp life as much as possible and live life without inhibitions. Thus, it symbolizes a free spirit and a wild heart. Skull defines that you have limited time on Earth and once you have lived your life you have to return to the eternal truth.

The symbol of death is a reminder to all that no matter what or how we do in life, we all will eventually die, making us all equal in our death. All our skulls look-alike thus; in death, it shows us that there is no difference between any one of us, no matter what may be our earthly possessions and positions. So no matter how super-rich or poor you are, you all will look the same when dead.

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My name is Carl, currently writing on fashion, auto and lifestyle. I love to travel and riding.