I am FASCINATED with death rituals! Some cultures bury their dead in the ground. Some people prefer to burn their loved ones, and some even hang onto the ashes in ceremonial urns. Ancient Romans buried their dead with coins, so they could afford passage to the afterlife. The ancient Egyptians buried their Pharaohs with everything from jewellery to food to servants to guarantee a good time in the next life. The Vikings bent the swords of their fallen enemies, and buried friends with a hoard of weapons for their battles in Valhalla. There are tribes in south america who cut their hair short after a village member dies, so that the spirit does not drag them by their hair into death I find these rituals and the reasoning behind them utterly fascinating; what are your favourite burial traditions? This is not a place to debate afterlife beliefs, just to discuss beliefs and traditions in regards to burial that are interesting.