The Grim Reaper is death. He is a psycho-pomp. His job is to conduct the souls of the recently dead into the afterlife. The origins of the Grim Reaper go back far into the past, known by many names in old Celtic folklore such as "l'Ankou", and to the Greeks "Am Cronus". . Just to let you know, I do try to get on when I work...I do love my job being a Soul Collector for the boss downstairs.