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Category: Morbid Monday

[morbid:Monday]:[act4:WILD HUNT]

For eternal times, between December 24th and January 6th a magical aura is granted and some strange creatures, better known as the wild hunt, ride through the sky wreak havoc on these nights. In some cultures, they are described as a restless army of fallen soldiers desperatly seeking their way back home to their loved ones, in some other cultures they are described as criminals or huntsmen who atone for…

[morbid:MONDAY]:[act3:MONGOLIAN SKY BURIAL]

Buddhists in Mongolia believe in the continuity of spirits after death. While the spirit moves further to the next level, the body becomes meaningless. To give the body back to earth, where it comes from, the body is crushed/chopped into pieces and transported to special places, mostly at the top of mountains. Exposed to the forces of nature, even scavengers like vultures, the body will travel back home…

[morbid:MONDAY]:[act2:VICTORIAN ERA]

The classical Victorian “art” style came up when Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, died of typhoid in 1861. From this moment on, the Queen wore only black clothes – simple, but elegant – and influenced the dress code at funerals until today. But not only fashion was influenced by Queen Victoria: Architecture, fine arts and literature was seen as more profound. Approximately at this time, the style of funerals changed:…

[morbid:MONDAY]:[act1:MESOPOTAMIA]

The first confirmed burials in ancient Sumeria happened around 5000 BC. They believed in an after-life, described as a land beneath earth (aka land of the living).Usually, they buried their deceased in constructions in the ground next to their home (you remember after-life: near to earth), so the grave could be often visited and food was brought to it, news were told, and so on. Cremation was unusal, because the…