In modern Wicca, this staff is called "The Stang". In its simplest form, a forked staff, Witches use the Stang in various ways including representing the Horned One, aiding in spirit flight, and directing energy.


This seems like a depiction of either the third, the seventh or the ninth station of the Way of the Cross, called "Jesus falls for the first/second/third time". The scene often includes a soldier or a civilian pulling Jesus with a rope and beating/whipping him, see for example this painting by Martin Feuerstein: The scene does not appear in any of ...


in greek mythology, the king of the titans, Chronos, carried a sickle. cronus, the harvesting god, carried a scythe. The grim reaper was a combination of the two and carried a sickle.

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