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Aging and Death in Folklore
- Examples from folklore divided by subject rather than region.
Backcountry Death Ways
- Recounts how beliefs about death and dying brought by colonists from the Northern British Borderlands survive in the Chesapeake region and North Carolina.
Bali Royal Cremation
- Disinterrment and cremation ceremonies are held every five years in Bali and are occasions for gaiety and fun; photo gallery depicts the 1998 cremation of a member of the royal family of Bali.
- American folk beliefs about death and burial; part of the extensive Tombstone Traveller's Guide to American cemeteries and funeral practices.
Death and Afterwards
- Very interesting account of a Greek Catholic Baltic Finnic people's beliefs in death, omens of death and the afterlife.
Death: Burial Customs and Beliefs
- Death customs and beliefs in various regions and countries of the world.
Funeral Customs in Yunnan Province, China
- Describes funerary practices in a Chinese village.
Funeral Customs of Caucasian Estonians
- How Estonian settlers in Caucasian Abkhazia preserved -- and changed -- their traditional customs and beliefs surrounding death and burial during the 20th century.
Funeral Customs of the Northern Khants
- Funerary practices of a West Siberian tribe in the last quarter of the 20th century.
- table of main meanings
Gravestone Symbolism & Iconography
- Ever wonder what the skull & crossbones represents on a gravestone? Here's an extensive guide.
History Of Funeral Customs
- Good introduction from the Wyoming Funeral Directors Association site.
- Wedding, funeral, celebration, how to take a bath and FAQ.
Marriage and Funerals in Athens
- Jana Shopkorn's essay on ritual and ceremony in Ancient Greece. Includes links to numerous vase images.
- Omens of Death
- Omens of Death
The Dead May Bring Us Death
- Explores how beliefs surrounding death and burial have evolved into the vampire myth, and how the undead of folklore have been transformed into the heroes of popular film and fiction.
What Funeral Customs Say About Americans in the Post-Industrial Era
- Essay from The Tombstone Traveller's Guide
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