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Article reveals why pirates flags were called Jolly Roger, why pirates used them and some examples of real pirate flags.
Blackbeard's flag repesented a skeleton spearing the bleeding heart with one hand, and toasting the devil with another. Motives for flying such a flag was meant to intimidate enemies. This flag is often called the "Jolly Roger."
In this article we will try to extract some popular myths and facts from fiction about pirate and pirate life.
The most famous pirates are known by their descriptive names. Many pirate nicknames often incorporated a physical trait or characteristic of their personality. Find out why pirates adopted nicknames and read about some interesting origins of fictional pirate names!