How different cultures have personified death

A look at death through the arts and the ages

Stars Insider

20/11/23 | StarsInsider


For as long as humans have roamed the earth, death has been a part of human society and culture. It is an inevitable aspect of existence that we all must face one day, but the way death is treated and depicted varies greatly across cultures and history. Sometimes death is celebrated as a release, other times it is met with dismay as a terrible punishment. People's ideas of the experience of death have influenced the way it is personified in religion, folklore, and art for thousands of years. These personifications give us a unique and fascinating view into how different cultures and people have thought about death over time.

Intrigued? Read on to see how death has been depicted throughout the ages.

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