Pablo Neruda, “Only Death”

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There are cemeteries that are lonely, graves full of bones that do not make a sound, the heart moving through a tunnel, in it darkness, darkness, darkness, like a shipwreck we die going into ourselves, as though we were drowning … Read More

Grief

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Grief is a reaction and a feeling of sadness experienced after the death of a loved one. Often associated with suffering, grief is also seen as a necessary process to issue, called resilience. When an event causes a crisis in … Read More

Emily Dickinson, “Because I could not stop for Death”

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Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality. We slowly drove – He knew no haste And I had put away My labor and my … Read More

Death

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Death is a concept for the state of a biological organism having ceased to live (although this term is also used figuratively for the degeneration of a star, or a language that has lost its last speakers). This state is … Read More

Types of scenarios for Afterlife

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(Paradise of Bhaishajyaguru discovered at the Mogao Caves.) Pierre A. Riffard suggests a decision tree of the various concepts and ideological choices about life after death: a dozen types of survival are considered, that can coexist or succeed, merge or … Read More

Ancient death customs in Europe

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Ancient Greece The first rite was the toilet of the death. In the Iliad, Patroclus is firstly washed by his friend Achilles. Then came the exposure of the deceased on a bed. The body was oiling, and covered with a … Read More

Funerary art

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(Poulnabrone dolmen in Ireland covers at least 22 bodies from the Neolithic period.) Funerary art is a form of art encompassing objects, paintings and sculptures related to death and generally to accompany the remains. Such objects may include the personal … Read More

Types of undeads

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Ghoul Ghoul is from the Arabic and Persian folklore, it appears in the tales of the Arabian Nights and form a class of Jinn, like Ifrit for example, seen as spawn of the devil, Iblis. Ghouls change shape by taking … Read More

Ancient death customs

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The family bereavement The family expresses its sorrow covering hair silt; each member hits his head with his left hand (hand of death). The men of the family do not shave for 70 days, which corresponds to the cycle of … Read More

The Three Dead Kings

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Prior to the Danse macabre (which features Death taking with him a hierarchical medley live), The Three Dead Kings is in the form of painting, miniature, d of illumination or sculpture, three corpses addressing three young pedestrians (or three young … Read More

Beata Beatrix, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti Year: c. 1864–1870 Type: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 86.4 cm × 66 cm (34 in × 26 in) Location: Tate Britain, London Beata Beatrix is an oil on canvas by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a Pre-Raphaelite painter, … Read More

Maschalismos

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Maschalismos is customary to physically prevent the dead return to the world of the living and haunt in the form of undead. The word comes from Ancient Greek and was also the term for the laws and rules governing the … Read More

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