Aging and Death in Folklore
Examples from folklore divided by subject rather than region.
Backcountry Death Ways
Recounts how beliefs about death and dying brought by colonists from the Northern British Borderlands survive in the Chesapeake region and North Carolina.
Bali Royal Cremation - photos by Max Buten
Description and pictures of Balinese cremation ceremonies.
American folk beliefs about death and burial; part of the extensive Tombstone Traveller's Guide to American cemeteries and funeral practices.
Death and Afterwards
Very interesting account of a Greek Catholic Baltic Finnic people's beliefs in death, omens of death and the afterlife.
Death Central on Monstrous
Explores the faces of death across art, societies and rituals, science and medicine.
Death: Burial Customs and Beliefs
Death customs and beliefs in various regions and countries of the world.
Funeral Customs in Yunnan Province, China
Describes funerary practices in a Chinese village.
Funeral Customs of Caucasian Estonians
How Estonian settlers in Caucasian Abkhazia preserved -- and changed -- their traditional customs and beliefs surrounding death and burial during the 20th century.
Funeral Customs of the Northern Khants
Funerary practices of a West Siberian tribe in the last quarter of the 20th century.
Gravestone Symbolism & Iconography
Ever wonder what the skull & crossbones represents on a gravestone? Here's an extensive guide.
History Of Funeral Customs
Good introduction from the Wyoming Funeral Directors Association site.
Marriage and Funerals in Athens
Jana Shopkorn's essay on ritual and ceremony in Ancient Greece.
Binding the dead.