Skull Bearers may refer to:
- Skull Bearers (Shannara), fictional creatures in the Shannara series of epic fantasy novels
- Kapalika means "Bearer of the Skull bowl" in Hindu culture
... They acquired their name, "Skull Bearers", from the silver Skull-shaped pendants that they wore in their role as generals during the First War of the Races ... In First King of Shannara, the Skull Bearers served as scouts and emissaries for the Warlock Lord, and they a constant hazard to the Druid Bremen and his companions ... No more Skull Bearers came until one appeared to Mareth, claiming that he was her father ...
... Reviewers and critics had mixed opinions on the Skull Bearers ... The black-winged skull bearer, for instance, is more than a euphemism for death." Tom Shippey wasn't so positive, as he thought that the Skull Bearers were very familiar to those who had read The ...
... Skull Bearers are fictional minor characters from two books of the Shannara series, First King of Shannara and The Sword of Shannara, epic fantasy ... According to the fictional history of the series, the Skull Bearers were Druids once upon a time, but they were subverted by the Ildatch along with Brona, who ... As a result, when he died as a result of Shea Ohmsford using the Sword of Shannara, the Skull Bearers were slain with him ...
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