Death Lore (Hardcover)
Texas Rituals, Superstitions, and Legends of the Hereafter (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society #65)
University of North Texas Press, 9781574412567, 288pp.
Publication Date: November 15, 2008
This publication of the Texas Folklore Society examines the lore of death and whatever happens afterward. The first chapter examines places where people are buried, either permanently or temporarily. Chapter Two features articles about how people die and the rituals associated with funerals and burials. The third chapter explores some of the stranger stories about what happens after we’re gone, and the last chapter offers some philosophical musings about death in general, as well as our connection to those who have gone before.
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Praise For Death Lore: Texas Rituals, Superstitions, and Legends of the Hereafter (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society #65)…
"The variety of articles ensures that readers will find both anecdotal and analytical aspects of death tradition to further explore. Untiedt's organizing principle of death as a uniquely fascinating meeting point between the taboo and the familiar seems crucially important to the continued study of death lore."--Journal of American Folklore