Death in the monotheistic religions
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(The ”danzas de la Muerte” are representative for the crisis in Spain in the Middle Ages. They are called “dance of Death“ in English. Burning Guyot Marchant, 1486.) In the Bible, the fourth horseman of Revelation 6 is called Death: … Read More

Axiochos – the Socratic dialogue of Plato on the death
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Axiochus (Greek Ἀξίοχος / Axiochus) is a pseudo-dialogue (Socratic dialogue) on the death, attributed to Plato. The dialogue dated first century BC, and it is of Neopythagoreanism inspiration. The characters of dialogue Socrates Axiochus, uncle of the general Alcibiades Dialogue … Read More

Personification of Death
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(The Reaper is one of the Death allegories.) Death was represented as an anthropomorphic figure or as a fictional character in many mythologies and popular cultures. The personification of death as a living entity, conscious and sensitive, is linked to … Read More

Death in religion (2)
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Hinduism Hindu believes in a life after death – the body is only a temporary material envelope. When the time comes to leave the life, it is said that all the faculties of action and excitement fold in the mind … Read More

Death by Christianity
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(The Resurrection of Lazarus, painting by Leon Bonnat, France, 1857.) For Christianity, only the body can be affected by death and it is temporary. The consequence of the death of the body is the separation of the latter with the … Read More

Death in religions
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Animism In animism, death is seen as a continuation to the point that we can say that there is not really dead in the animistic language and that the dialogue of “dead” and living continues without interruption. A famous poem … Read More

Ancient death customs in Europe
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Ancient Greece The first rite was the toilet of the death. In the Iliad, Patroclus is firstly washed by his friend Achilles. Then came the exposure of the deceased on a bed. The body was oiling, and covered with a … Read More

Ancient death customs
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The family bereavement The family expresses its sorrow covering hair silt; each member hits his head with his left hand (hand of death). The men of the family do not shave for 70 days, which corresponds to the cycle of … Read More

The Kiss of Death
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Artist: Jaume Barba, or Joan Fontbernat Year: 1930 Type: Marble The Kiss of Death (El Petó de la Mort in Catalan and El beso de la muerte in Spanish) is a marble sculpture, found in Poblenou Cemetery in Barcelona. The … Read More

The Death of Nelson
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Artist: Benjamin West Year: 1806 Type: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 182.5 cm × 247.5 cm (71.9 in × 97.4 in) Location: Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool The Death of Nelson is a painting by the American artist Benjamin West dated 1806.

Death
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Death is a concept for the state of a biological organism having ceased to live (although this term is also used figuratively for the degeneration of a star, or a language that has lost its last speakers). This state is … Read More

Ancient death customs in Europe
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Ancient Greece The first rite was the toilet of the death. In the Iliad, Patroclus is firstly washed by his friend Achilles. Then came the exposure of the deceased on a bed. The body was oiling, and covered with a … Read More

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