As with any warrior-based society, death shadowed over nearly every day interlaced with life and was a deity that was highly respected and played a strong role in Mayan religion.
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“Natural” or “green” burial, according to Lilipoh magazine, has as its goal to return the remains to the Earth in as direct and simple a manner as possible.
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By 1948, when Evelyn Waugh published The Loved One, a resoundingly vicious satire of Forest Lawn in Los Angeles, the stereotyped fictionalization of the undertaker had become too much of a cliche for many.
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If understanding about other people can be gained from observing their lives, it almost certainly can also be gained by observing the way they treat death.
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There is proof that humans have given enough thought to their dead to perform established procedures, rites and rituals going back as far to the Neanderthals.
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…Still, funeral directors did not ignore the challenges nor try to hide their professional duties behind a veil of secrecy.
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