Psychology Today: Are We Really Terrorized By Thoughts of Death?

A strange personification of Death emerged from the Plague years on the painted walls of the Camposanto in Pisa. The figure is not the conventional skeleton, but a black-cloaked old woman with streaming hair and wild eyes, carrying abroad-bladed murderous scythe.  Her feet end in claws instead of toes. Depicting the triumph of Death, the…