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  • Underworld For The Dead Like Dis
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    The Romans, Greeks and Egyptians all share many common beliefs such as the belief in the Gods, spirits, souls and ultimately life after death. Although, these cultures share common beliefs, there are still very different ideas and ways in which they related and communicated with the dead. The Egyptians believed the idea of eternal and actual death was incomprehensible. As for the Greeks and Romans, they also share a similar view of what life is like after death, because they believed death was s...
  • Traditional African Beliefs
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    Traditional African Religion Traditional African Religion Before one starts to outline the traditional religion in Africa, one must first explain the way Africa is as a whole. Without the knowledge of the past combined with knowledge of culture, one would have a very vague, if any, understanding of traditional religion. Out of all of the continents, Africa is the most central. It is told that the first man was found in Africa, so with this, many feel that Africa is the birthplace of human cultur...
  • Death And Dying Beliefs Of The Aborigines
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    The Death and Dying Beliefs of Australian Aborigines Although the Aborigines are often classified as a primitive race whose religion is based upon animism and totemism like the American Indians, the Aboriginal funeral practices and beliefs about death have much in common with other cultures. This paper will discuss the death and dying beliefs of the Aborigines that share a common thread with many popular religions of today. Aboriginal beliefs in death and dying are original in that they combine ...
  • Chico Xavier
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    Chico Xavier On the day last month that the Brazilian football team won its fifth World Cup, one of the country's most famous religious leaders, Chico Xavier, died aged 92, of heart problems. Xavier had prophesied that he would die on a "day of celebration", so that the immense grief would be lessened by national happiness. His prediction had been taken seriously. Xavier was Brazil's most respected medium, a position of great moral authority in a country where an estimated 20 million people beli...
  • Day Of The Dead
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    Day of the Dead Imagine yourself in a cemetery, commemorating your great-grandpa. Dia De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico on November 2nd. The Day of the Dead is one of Mexico's traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family, and friends. To begin, the historical roots of this celebration date back to the pre-Hispanic cultures of Meso-America of the indigenous people, especially the Nashua (Aztecs, Mayans, Toltec as, Tlaxcaltec, Chichi mec, Tecpane...

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