Of somewhat obscure origins, The Roman Goddess identified as Libitina was identified with Funerals and Burial Customs. The concept of Death was also linked to her name. Often, sacred groves of trees were planted in Her honor, as a sort of ''living'' Temple. Upon death, one had to pay a special tax to Libitina, which was seen as a form of ''appeasement''. Often, when ''displeased'', plagues and mass illness were linked to Her.