Songs for the dead…Keeners

"Keeners were the women of rural Ireland who were traditionally paid to cry, wail and sing over the bodies of the dead at funerals and wakes...The custom of keening had all but vanished by the 1950's as people began to view it as primitive, old-fashioned and uncivilised." Songs for the dead...  a 30 minute radio [...]


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." [...]