Death customs

2017-07-27T19:06:45+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Mourning, Roman funerary practices, Burial, Death mask, Hearse, Śrāddha, Alkaline hydrolysis (death custom), Coffin, Crypt, Funeral, Moment of silence, Ushabti, Cremation, Veneration of the dead, Will and testament, Urn, Ablution in Christianity, Ta'zieh, Headstone, Qingming Festival, Tumulus, Ship burial, Pitru Paksha, Macabre, Tutankhamun's mask, Legal history of wills, Christian burial, Grave goods, State funeral, Death poem, Lincoln Catafalque, Prayer for the dead, Catholic funeral, Last rites, Natural burial, Cremation in the Christian World, Dugu, Death care industry, Ghost marriage (Chinese), Lying in state flashcards Death customs
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  • Mourning
    Mourning is, in the simplest sense, grief over someone's death.
  • Roman funerary practices
    Roman funerary practices include the Ancient Romans' religious rituals concerning funerals, cremations, and burials.
  • Burial
    Burial or interment is the ritual act of placing a dead person or animal, sometimes with objects, into the ground.
  • Death mask
    A death mask is a metallic, wax or plaster cast made of a person’s face following death.
  • Hearse
    A hearse is a funeral vehicle used to carry a coffin/casket/urn from a church or funeral home to a cemetery.
  • Śrāddha
    Śrāddha or Shraaddha (Sanskrit: श्राद्ध) is a Sanskrit word which literally means anything or any act that is performed with all sincerity and faith (Śraddhā).
  • Alkaline hydrolysis (death custom)
    Alkaline hydrolysis (also called biocremation and/or resomation) is a process for the disposal of human remains which produces less carbon dioxide and pollutants than cremation.
  • Coffin
    A coffin is a funerary box used for viewing or keeping a corpse, either for burial or cremation.
  • Crypt
    A crypt (from Latin crypta "vault") is a stone chamber beneath the floor of a church or other building.
  • Funeral
    A funeral is a ceremony connected with the burial (or cremation, etc.) of the body of a dead person, or the burial (or equivalent) with the attendant observances.
  • Moment of silence
    A moment of silence (or an x minute silence) is a period of silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, or meditation.
  • Ushabti
    The ushabti (also called shabti or shawabti, with a number of variant spellings, Ancient Egyptian plural: ushabtiu) was a funerary figurine used in Ancient Egypt.
  • Cremation
    Cremation is the combustion, vaporization and oxidation of dead bodies to basic chemical compounds, such as gases, ashes and mineral fragments retaining the appearance of dry bone.
  • Veneration of the dead
    User:RMCD bot/subject notice("Cult of the dead" and "Ancestor worship" redirect here. For other uses, see Cult of the dead (disambiguation).) The veneration of the dead, including one's ancestors, is based on love and respect for the deceased.
  • Will and testament
    A will or testament is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses his or her wishes as to how his or her property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to manage the estate until its final distribution.
  • Urn
    An urn is a vase, often with a cover, that usually has a somehat narrowed neck above a rounded body and a footed pedestal.
  • Ablution in Christianity
    Ablution, in religion, is a prescribed washing of part or all of the body or of possessions, such as clothing or ceremonial objects, with the intent of purification or dedication.
  • Ta'zieh
    Ta'zieh or Ta'zïye or Ta'zīya or Tazīa, (Arabic: تعزية‎‎, Persian: تعزیه‎‎, Urdu: تعزیہ‎) means comfort, condolence.
  • Headstone
    A headstone, tombstone, or gravestone is a stele or marker, usually stone, that is placed over a grave.
  • Qingming Festival
    The Qingming or Ching Ming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar.
  • Tumulus
    A tumulus (plural tumuli) is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
  • Ship burial
    A ship burial or boat grave is a burial in which a ship or boat is used either as a container for the dead and the grave goods, or as a part of the grave goods itself.
  • Pitru Paksha
    Pitru Paksha is considered by Hindus to be inauspicious, given the death rite performed during the ceremony, known as Shraddha or tarpan.
  • Macabre
    In works of art, macabre (US /məˈkɑːb/ mə-KAHB or UK /məˈkɑːbrə/; French: [makabʁ]) is the quality of having a grim or ghastly atmosphere.
  • Tutankhamun's mask
    Tutankhamun's mask, also known as the funerary mask of Tutankhamun, is the death mask of the 18th-dynasty Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun (reigned 1332–1323 BC).
  • Legal history of wills
    Wills have a lengthy history.
  • Christian burial
    A Christian burial is the burial of a deceased person with specifically Christian ecclesiastical rites; typically, in consecrated ground.
  • Grave goods
    Grave goods, in archaeology and anthropology, are the items buried along with the body.
  • State funeral
    A state funeral is a public funeral ceremony, observing the strict rules of protocol, held to honor people of national significance.
  • Death poem
    The death poem is a genre of poetry that developed in the literary traditions of East Asian cultures—most prominently in Japan as well as certain periods of Chinese history and Joseon Korea.
  • Lincoln Catafalque
    The Lincoln catafalque is a catafalque hastily constructed in 1865 to support the casket of Abraham Lincoln while the president's body lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.
  • Prayer for the dead
    Wherever there is a belief in the continued existence of human personality through and after death, religion naturally concerns itself with the relations between the living and the dead.
  • Catholic funeral
    A Catholic funeral is carried out in accordance with the prescribed rites of the Catholic Church.
  • Last rites
    The last rites, in Christianity, are the last prayers and ministrations given to many Catholics when possible shortly before death.
  • Natural burial
    Natural burial is the interment of the body of a dead person in the soil in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the body to recycle naturally.
  • Cremation in the Christian World
    Today, cremation is an increasingly popular form of disposing of the deceased.
  • Dugu
    The Dugu is an ancient extended funerary ceremony (in Belize it is also known as the 9 nights ceremony) practiced by the Garifuna people.
  • Death care industry
    The term death care industry refers to companies and organizations that provide services related to death: funerals, cremation or burial, and memorials.
  • Ghost marriage (Chinese)
    In Chinese tradition, a ghost marriage (Chinese: 冥婚; pinyin: mínghūn; literally: "spirit marriage") is a marriage in which one or both parties are deceased.
  • Lying in state
    Lying in state is the tradition in which the body of a dead official is placed in a state building, either outside or inside a coffin, to allow the public to pay their respects.