What Are Different Societies’ Attitudes Towards Death?

Death in Ancient Egypt

Tana Toraja in Indonesia

Tana Toraja is a highland region of Southern Sulawesi in Indonesia, one of Indonesia’s largest islands. Here is where the Torajan society, known for their elaborate death rituals, lives.

Mexico and the Day of the Dead


“Death renders all equal”, wrote Claudian. However, how each one of us relates to death is always changing. Societies’ across time and space have shaped their own rituals and behaviors related to death. As we mature, as we contemplate life and death, and as society changes, our attitude towards death evolves alongside our wishes and beliefs.



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