In Soul Of The Beast and Awakening Of The Beast, the bodies of the dead are cremated. Cremation is the burning of a dead body until all that is left are ashes. This method of disposing of the dead is used in many parts of the world, including the United States. Other common ways in the US for dealing with the dead are burial in the ground and placing the body inside a stone structure (mausoleum, tomb, pyramid, temple).
Other practices for dealing with the dead that are less familiar or unknown in the United States and Western cultures include:
Leaving the dead body on the ground for animals to eat.
Building a mound of earth or a pile of stones over the body.
Mummification (preservation of the body to stop rotting) .
Sending the body out to sea on a burning ship (vikings).
Placement of the body inside a sealed cave to rot. After decomposition of the body is complete, all that remains are the bones. The bones are removed from the cave and stored separately or placed with other bones in an “ossuary”. Wikipedia definition of ossuary is: a chest, building, well, or site made to serve as the final resting place of human skeletal remains.
Below are excerpts about additional ways cultures deal with their dead. This information comes from the online website matadornetwork. Continue reading