Australian Aboriginal Rituals
Australian aboriginal death rituals are a lot about passing down something from the departed. When a person passes, their body is placed upon a raised platform and layered with leaves and branches. Under this natural blanket, the body was left for months to decompose entirely until only bone was left. In some of these rituals, the liquid that spurred from the decaying body was used to rub on the bodies of young men. It was believed that this would pass on the good qualities of the deceased. Some tribes are a little less comfortable with the deceased and go so far as never uttering their name again and leaving alone any property they’ve left behind. Though it sounds mean, this was done so that the spirit didn’t continue to stay around with the living.