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Death and the afterlife : a cultural encyclopedia

Author: Richard P Taylor
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000.
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This encyclopaedia examines the origin, evolution and practice of world cultures with regard to death and belief in afterlife. It explores such topics as ancient Egyptian tombs, modern Chinese festivals, Native American rituals and Celtic fairy mounds.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Encyclopedieën (vorm)
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Taylor, Richard P.
Death and the afterlife.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000
(DLC) 00010926
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Taylor
ISBN: 1576073815 9781576073810 1280720123 9781280720123
OCLC Number: 50174667
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Best of Reference 2002 2002 (United States)
Winner of Outstanding Academic Title 2001 2002 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (x, 438 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Responsibility: Richard P. Taylor.

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This encyclopaedia examines the origin, evolution and practice of world cultures with regard to death and belief in afterlife. It explores such topics as ancient Egyptian tombs, modern Chinese festivals, Native American rituals and Celtic fairy mounds.

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