Death symbolism in matrilineal societies

Ethos Vol/Iss. 12 Published In Pages: 151-164
By Somersan, Semra


This study focuses on death symbolism in relation to matrilineal descent. Findings suggest that matrilineal societies are more likely than patrilineal or bilateral societies to believe in ancestral spirits, reincarnation, and a quality of afterlife unconditioned on individual’s behavior.

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