Almost all of us have encountered with A Skull having two bones crossed at its back, right? This is known as The Skull and Crossbones png symbol. The skull and crossbones symbol, considered most popular is also one of the most ambiguous symbols. It is associated with many historical records when it comes to danger. But the symbol’s origin is an unsolved mystery till date.
It is associated with the Jolly Roger, a flag that pirates used to identify their ships. The Skull and Crossbones symbol has become an icon of the Caution sign of labeling industry throughout the world.
This fearsome skull and crossbones symbol generally keeps people away from hazardous substances and reduces the risk of poisoning or infection. With its popularity and multi-faced history, the skull and the crossbones symbol has been used as a Global Safety Icon refraining people from dangerous or hazardous materials throughout history and for the generations to come.
The Skull and the Crossbones symbol is used in many forms such as:
- As a Knights Templar
- As s Funerary Symbol
- As a symbol of Piracy (Flags used by Pirates)
- As a Global safety symbol
Skull and Crossbones History
This symbol has its traces in the ancient era as well. It is believed that it was first used by the Knights Templar’s. According to Masonic legend, the skull and the crossbones belong to Jankes deMolay, the 23rd Grand Master of the Knights who was burned alive by the Church.
When they looked back they found only his skull and bones, thus after which it became a Nautical symbol. Thus as Sidon always nested within pirates, it began to be used as a symbol for Pirate flag.
Also, there’s a saying that the Lord of Sidon lost his love when she was young. On the night of her burial, the Templar got back to her grave and dug up her body. After some time, he heard a voice instructing him to return back after nine months to find a son.
After nine months when he again dug the grave he found a head resting on the skeleton’s femurs. The same voice told him to guard the head as it would protect him and his endeavors against any enemy, thus after which it became a symbol of Caution.