|Death and Funeral Customs
Omens of Death
Funerary practices of a West Siberian tribe in the last quarter of the 20th century.
Ever wonder what the skull & crossbones represents on a gravestone? Here's an extensive guide.
Good introduction from the Wyoming Funeral Directors Association site.
Describes funerary practices in a Chinese village.
Jana Shopkorn's essay on ritual and ceremony in Ancient Greece.
Examples from folklore divided by subject rather than region.
Recounts how beliefs about death and dying brought by colonists from the Northern British Borderlands survive in the Chesapeake region and North Carolina.
Very interesting account of a Greek Catholic Baltic Finnic people's beliefs in death, omens of death and the afterlife.
Binding the dead.