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Pirate Flag Fact File
~ A Pirate Flag is also called a "Jolly Roger" ~ Each Pirate had their own flag ~ Pirate Flags were designed to strike terror in their victims
Pirate Flag Symbols and Their Meanings
~Inferring that the victims time was running out to surrender. Or that their living time was coming to an end. ~ It could also be raised in a toast of death or victory. ~ In this flag the wings on the hour glass infer that the victims life was flying away from them.
~A symbol taken from tomb stones or the earlier depiction's of the crucifix. This type of crucifix was rarely seen after the pirates used it to instill fear. ~ In this particular flag the crossbones beneath the skull almost indicate a beheading. Without body a head is dead. ~The crossbones can be seen as the mark of death and the skull as the proof.
~Representing a long drawn out painful death. ~ In this particular flag your attention is drawn to the red bleeding heart which has been striked by a spear indicates a torturous death.
Sword or dagger
~Symbolising a violent death. In this flag a muscular arm holds the swords representing strength combined with an unwavering death as it is positioned ready to fight.
Skeleton Pirate Flag Websites
~Symbolising torment. ~ In this Particular flag the skeleton is a personified version of death. ~ Here he along side the captain are toasting death and its victory.
Common Colors and Their Meanings Pirate Flags Blackbeard
~Symbolic of the end and death. ~Associated with pirates in the 1700's.
~Commonly used when in the chase. ~Used on an American pirate ship flag in the 18th century for horizontal white stripes over red.
~The color of blood and no mercy. ~Red commonly meant no life would be spared or 'no quarter given'. ~Associated with pirates in the 1700's until the 19th century.
Yellow Pirate Flag Websites
~The meaning of this color was unknown by the 17th century however it is also a bright grab your attention color which when used with the others should be taken as a warning ~Used sparingly Pirate Flags Blackbeard the pirate
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