Grim Reaper, The Man with the scythe, the Grim Death, is a mythical personification of death
He he is depicted as a (living) skeleton with a scythe and often with an hourglass in his hand. He usually wears a black hooded cloak or cowl. The scythe represents the fact that death affects everyone: a scythe to mow all the cornstalks. The hourglass symbolizes the speeding time.
Reaper is sometimes symbol of the (all-devouring) time.