Gruesome Head Symbols

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For generations the symbol of a gruesome head has been a decoration on coins, armory and doorways. Usually depicted with eyes wide open, a grinning mouth, tongue put out and with a slightly rumpled hair. Such monstrous heads exist within an area, spanning from the British Islands in the West, to as far as Bali in the East. It appears that the monstrous head is in a fashion to inspire fear and as such is an apotropaic

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