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13 Death and Dying Superstitions | About.com Dying, Funerals & Grief
Still common in Jewish mourning tradition, people have long covered mirrors in their homes following a death. Many reasons for this are cited, including a ...
Death & Burial Customs - A Brief Overview - Genealogy - About.com
Burial customs and other social rituals surrounding death provide an interesting look at the beliefs, superstitions and traditions of our ancestors.
Chinese Funeral
See how people's lives are remembered and celebrated at Chinese funerals. Chinese funeral traditions vary depending on where the deceased person and his ...
Islamic Funerals - About.com Islam
Description of Islamic funeral rites, including care for the dying, funeral prayers, burial, and mourning.
Funeral Rites for the Dead: Images of Ancient Greek Religion ...
As has been the case in so many other cultures, burial customs were very important to the ancient Greeks. The bodies of fallen kin might be buried or cremated, ...
Zoroastrian Funerals and Views of Death - Alternative Religions
This is one of the reasons washing is such a central part of purification rituals. ... As such, Zoroastrian funeral customs are primarily focused on keeping ...
Hindu Rites & Rituals: Life-Cycle Rituals - Death
After the death of a family member, the relatives become involved in ceremonies for preparation of the body and a procession to the burning or burial ground.
Caring for the Dead - Funeral Practices Around the World
In fact, many of today's contemporary funeral practices might be considered a bit strange by our ancestors. There is such a wide variety of funeral practice ...
Sikh Funeral Customs - Sikhism - About.com
Sikh Funeral Customs. Find resources for dealing with death of a loved one here such as what to expect when contacting a funeral home, requirements for ...
Roman Burial Practices - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
Romans could bury or burn their dead, practices known as inhumation (burial) and cremation (burning), but at certain times one practice was preferred over ...
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