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Death and the afterlife : a cultural encyclopedia

Author: Richard P Taylor
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000.
Series: ABC-CLIO E-Books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cross-cultural look at beliefs surrounding death, burial customs, and the afterlife.
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Taylor, Richard P.
Death and the afterlife.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000
(OCoLC)606412365
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Taylor
ISBN: 0874369398 9780874369397 9790874369396
OCLC Number: 44818580
Awards: Winner of Best of Reference 2002 2002 (United States)
Winner of Outstanding Academic Title 2001 2002 (United States)
Description: x, 438 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Aaru (Sekhet-Aaru) --
Abhirati --
Acheron --
Aedicula --
Aksobhya --
Al-a'raf --
Ameretat (Amardad) --
Amphora --
Amulets, Egyptian --
Ancestor Veneration --
Ancestral Portrait/Bust --
Aninut --
Ankou --
Annwfn (Annwn, Annwfyn) --
Anthesteria --
Aornus --
Arcosolium --
Arenarium --
Arupa-dhatu --
Asphodel Fields --
Atman --
Avalon (Avallon, Avilion) --
Avelut --
Avernus --
Baldacchino Tomb --
Banshee --
Bardo --
Barrow --
Barzakh --
Behesht --
Bhava-chakra --
Bhut (Bhuta) --
Black Death --
Body of Light --
Bon Festival (Japan) --
Book of the Craft of Dying --
Book of the Dead, Egyptian --
Book of the Dead, Tibetan (Bardo Thodol) --
Burial --
Burial, Basket --
Burial Clothes --
Burial, Scaffold --
Burial, Ship --
Burial, Sky --
Burial, Tree --
Cairn --
Canopic Jar, Chest --
Catacomb --
Cella --
Cemetery --
Cemetery, Animal --
Cenotaph --
Cerberus --
Chevra Kaddisha --
Ching-T'u --
Chinvat Bridge --
Chod (Tibetan spelling: gCod) --
Churel --
Cinerarium --
Cippus --
Cocytus --
Coffin --
Coffins, Egyptian --
Columbarium --
Committal Service --
Conclamatio Mortis --
Consecration Service --
Cremains --
Cremation --
Cromlech --
Crossroads --
Cubiculum Tomb --
Dagoba --
Dance of Death --
Danse Macabre --
Dead, The --
Death, Good --
Devachan (Theosophical) --
Dewachan (Tibetan Buddhist) --
Dia de los Muertos --
Dilmun --
Dis (Dis Pater) --
Dolmen --
Donn --
Dozakh --
Eidolon --
Elysion (Elysium) --
Erebus --
Eresh --
Erinys (plural Erinyes) --
Eumenides --
Exedra --
Fairy Mound --
February --
Feng-shui --
Festival of Ghosts (China) --
Fetch --
Fossores (Fossarii) --
Frasho-kereti (Frashen kerenaum ahum) --
Fravardigan --
Fravashi (Farohar) --
Funerary Customs --
Funerary Customs, African --
Funerary Customs, Ancient Egyptian --
Funerary Customs, Ancient Greek --
Funerary Customs, Ancient Indian --
Funerary Customs, Ancient Roman --
Funerary Customs, Arctic Eurasian --
Funerary Customs, Celtic --
Funerary Customs, Central Asian --
Funerary Customs, Chinese --
Funerary Customs, Christian --
Funerary Customs, Etruscan --
Funerary Customs, Hindu --
Funerary Customs, Jewish --
Funerary Customs, Lapp --
Funerary Customs, Mesopotamian --
Funerary Customs, Muslim --
Funerary Customs, Native North American --
Funerary Customs, Scandinavian --
Funerary Customs, Zoroastrian --
Fylgie (Fylgja) --
Games, Funeral (Greek) --
Games, Funeral (Irish) --
Garden, Funerary --
Gardens of Delight (Jannat al-Na'im) --
Gehenna --
Gimle (Gimli) --
Hades --
Hallowe'en --
Hamestegan --
Heaven, History of (Christian) --
Heaven, Origins of (Christian) --
Heavens, Buddhist --
Hel --
Hell, History of (Christian) --
Hell, Origins of (Christian) --
Hells, Buddhist --
Hisab --
House Tomb --
Hungry Ghost --
Hypocephalus --
Hypogeum --
Iblis --
Intercession --
Islands of the Blest --
Israfil --
'Izra'il --
Jabmeaimo (Jamiaimo, Jamikasaimo) --
Jahannam --
Jizo --
Jodo --
Judgment, Last --
Judgment, Particular --
Kaddish --
Kama-dhatu --
Kamaloka --
Kamarupa --
Ker (plural Keres) --
Keri'ah --
Kigal --
Ksitigarbha --
Kurgan --
Lemuria --
Lethe --
Loculus Tomb --
Lucernarium/Luminarium --
Mag Mell --
Mara --
Mastaba --
Mausoleum --
Mausoleum, Islamic --
mChod rten --
Megalithic Tomb --
Mensa --
Met Mitzvah --
Morrigan (Mor-Rioghain, Morrigu) --
Mot (Mawet) --
Mound --
Mummification --
Naraka --
Near-Death Experience --
Necromancy --
Netherworlds, Chinese --
Niflheim (Niflheimr, Niflhel) --
Nirmanakaya --
Nirvana (Pali: Nibbana) --
Norns --
Odin (Ochinn) --
Orcus --
Osiris Bed --
Ossuary --
Otherworld, Irish --
Pall --
Paradise --
Parentalia (Dies Parentales) --
Patala --
Persephone --
Phlegethon (Pyriphlegethon) --
Pishacha --
Pit Graves, Early Egyptian --
Pitri --
Pitriloka --
Pitri-medha --
Pluto (Plutus) --
Poltergeist --
Pooka (Phooka, Puck) --
Pret (Preta, Peta) --
Pure Land --
Purgatory --
Pyramid, Egyptian --
Qiyama (Kiyama) --
Ragnarok --
Raksasa --
Red --
Refrigerium --
Refrigerium Interim --
Reincarnation, Eastern --
Reincarnation, Tribal --
Reincarnation, Western --
Reliquary --
Repha'im --
Reserve Head/Body --
Resurrection, Ancient Near East --
Resurrection, Christian --
Resurrection, Hebrew --
Ristakhez --
Rota (Ruta) --
Rupa-dhatu --
Sa'a --
Sallekhana (Jaina) --
Samhain (Samhuinn) --
Second Death --
Shabti (Ushabti, Shawabti) --
Sheloshim --
Sheol --
Shirat (al-Shirat al-Jahim) --
Shiva (Hindu) --
Shiva (Jewish) --
Shomer --
Shraddha --
Shroud --
Sid --
The Six Heavens --
Sleep --
Soul --
Soul, Buddhist --
Soul, Chinese --
Soul, Egyptian --
Soul, Greek --
Soul, Hindu --
Soul, Jewish --
Soul, Muslim --
Soul, Persian --
Soul Tablet --
Soul, Theosophical --
Soul, Zoroastrian --
Strigoi --
Stupa --
Styx --
Sukhavati --
Svarga --
Taj Mahal --
Tartaros --
Temple Tomb --
Ten Kings of Hell (Shih-wang) --
Tholos Tomb --
Ti-tsang --
Tohorah (Taharah) --
Tower of Silence --
Tower Tomb --
Tuatha De Danann --
Tumulus --
Undead --
Underworld --
Urn --
Valhalla (Valholl) --
Valkyrie --
Vampire --
Vrykolakas --
Water --
Yahrzeit --
Yama --
Yellow Springs (Huang-ch'uan) --
Yen-lo wang --
Yizkor.
Series Title: ABC-CLIO E-Books.
Responsibility: Richard P. Taylor.

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