Funerary Customs & Traditions

Strange Funerary & Burial Customs & Traditions thru Time

Cuauhxicalli

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/cuauhxicalli 25th Jan 2023 - A ''Religious Device'' used by The Ancient Aztec Peoples, ''Cuauhxicalli'' were stone containers, shaped into various animal shapes  most popular …

Haniwa

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/haniwa 23rd Jan 2023 - The Haniwa were clay figures designed to represent an important part of a deceased persons life. Mostly associated with Asian Royalty, The Haniwa coul …

Hunping

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/hunping 23rd Jan 2023 - In Ancient China, a Hunping was a special ceramic Urn, designed expressly to store One's Soul – after death. Popular during The Han Dynasty of t …

''Shi''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/shi 22nd Jan 2023 - In Ancient Chinese Funerary Customs, The ''Shi'' (which translates to ''Corpse'') was a Human impersonator, who assumed the ''role'' of The Deceased d …

Spirit Houses

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/spirit-houses 22nd Jan 2023 - The concept of ''Spirit Houses'' are common with many different World Cultures. Among The Native American (Canadian) Dakelh Peoples, the custom is Cen …

Coffin Portraits

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/coffin-portraits 22nd Jan 2023 - With examples going back to ''Roman Egypt'' (1st Century AD), a ''Coffin Portrait'' was a stylized painting of the deceased. It was shaped to fit onto …

Mourning Portrait

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/mourning-portrait 22nd Jan 2023 - Also known as ''Deathbed Portraits'', were a type of painting that was commissioned by The Family of a deceased. It was often sketched from ''life'' a …

Mourning Dolls

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/mourning-dolls 22nd Jan 2023 - Mourning Dolls were a type of 19th Century Victorian Era coping mechanism for a Child's death. With high mortality rates in England at the time, Child …

Maschalismos

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/maschalismos 22nd Jan 2023 - Related to The Ancient Greece (and carried on in other World Cultures), ''Maschalismos'' was a practice by which a deceased person was ''rendered inca …

Hell Money

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/hell-money 22nd Jan 2023 - Unlike ''Joss Paper'' ''Hell Money'' is a related Chinese Ancestor worship function still practiced today. This form of ''currency'' is seen as a form …

Joss Paper

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/joss-paper 22nd Jan 2023 - In China, ''Joss Paper'' is also known as ''Ghost or Spirit'' Money, made from specialized pieces of processed Bamboo wood. Often decorated. Joss Pape …

The Book of The Dead

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/myth/the-book-of-the-dead 22nd Jan 2023 - While The ''Book of The Dead'' is often a major plot source for countless Horror Movie with long dead Pharaohs returning as dusty, shrouded Mummies (r …