Muslim Preparation   To shroud the body, three large white sheets of inexpensive material should be laid on top of each other. The body should be placed on top of the sheets. The sheets should then be folded over the body, first the right side and then the left side, until all three sheets have wrapped the body. The shrouding should be secured with ropes, one tied above the head, two tied around the body, and one tied below the feet.

Muslim Preparation

To shroud the body, three large white sheets of inexpensive material should be laid on top of each other. The body should be placed on top of the sheets. The sheets should then be folded over the body, first the right side and then the left side, until all three sheets have wrapped the body. The shrouding should be secured with ropes, one tied above the head, two tied around the body, and one tied below the feet.

Benguet   For eight days, the indigenous people from  Benguet   blindfold  the dead and then sit them next to a house’s main entrance. The arms and legs are tied together in the sitting position. A  bangil  rite is performed by the elders on the eve of the funeral, which is a chanted  narration  of the  biography  of the deceased. During interment, the departed is directed towards heaven by hitting  bamboo  sticks together

Benguet

For eight days, the indigenous people from Benguet blindfold the dead and then sit them next to a house’s main entrance. The arms and legs are tied together in the sitting position. A bangil rite is performed by the elders on the eve of the funeral, which is a chanted narration of the biography of the deceased. During interment, the departed is directed towards heaven by hitting bamboo sticks together

Norse Viking   A prominent tradition is that of the  ship burial , where the deceased was laid in a boat, or a  stone ship , and given  grave offerings  in accordance with his earthly status and profession, sometimes including  sacrificed slaves .

Norse Viking

A prominent tradition is that of the ship burial, where the deceased was laid in a boat, or a stone ship, and given grave offerings in accordance with his earthly status and profession, sometimes including sacrificed slaves.

 
Ghana   Ghana Fantasy Coffins funtional coffins made by specialized carpenters in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. They are assembled for individuals that desire to be buried in a way that represents their work, aspirations, or loves in life.

Ghana

Ghana Fantasy Coffins funtional coffins made by specialized carpenters in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. They are assembled for individuals that desire to be buried in a way that represents their work, aspirations, or loves in life.

South African Sacrifice   The windows of a house in which a death has occurred  may be smeared with ash , all the beds are removed from the dead person's room so mourners can enter, and occasionally a ritual sacrifice of an animal may occur to please ancestors. After the funeral, everybody may wash off the dust and dirt from the graveyard before they enter the house, to wash off bad luck.

South African Sacrifice

The windows of a house in which a death has occurred may be smeared with ash, all the beds are removed from the dead person's room so mourners can enter, and occasionally a ritual sacrifice of an animal may occur to please ancestors. After the funeral, everybody may wash off the dust and dirt from the graveyard before they enter the house, to wash off bad luck.

Mongolian   The Mongolian Air Sacrifice/Sky Burial begins with the family burning incense and leaving food out for all the visiting spirits. When the time comes to remove the body, it must be passed through a window or a hole cut in the wall to prevent evil from slipping in while the door is open.  The body is then taken away from the village and laid on the open ground. A stone outline is placed around the body. Village dogs that have been penned up and not fed for days are released to consume the remains. What is left goes to the local predators.

Mongolian

The Mongolian Air Sacrifice/Sky Burial begins with the family burning incense and leaving food out for all the visiting spirits. When the time comes to remove the body, it must be passed through a window or a hole cut in the wall to prevent evil from slipping in while the door is open.

The body is then taken away from the village and laid on the open ground. A stone outline is placed around the body. Village dogs that have been penned up and not fed for days are released to consume the remains. What is left goes to the local predators.