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The hair has been known and used since the ancient Romans. Probably this happened after the conquest of the Scythian and Thracian tribes of the Roman Empire. There is evidence that the hair was known on the Scythians in the 5th century BC. In some of the Indo-European languages, the word used for hair literally means Scythes. In Europe it entered into all societies quite late – in the XII-XIII century. Gradually, except for lawn mowing, it has also been used in harvesting to avoid harrowing the harvester when working with a sickle. Contrary to the sickle, in Europe hair is depicted as a tool used by death. Death is often portrayed as an adult ugly woman or a skeleton carrying upward-looking hair. The Indian goddess Kali is also depicted with hair.

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