Negotiating with Death: Special Agreements for the Afterlife Around the World- Ancient Origins Magazine

"Death as an entity appears in many cultures across the globe. In the West, this entity is known as the Grim Reaper. In Japan, Death is represented by Shinigami, the Gods of Death. A lesser-known element of stories involving Death is the part about those who negotiate with the Grim Reaper. This is their story." [...]