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It is the tradition that bodies are cremated along with their most treasured possessions.

During the period between the death and the funeral and for three days following the passing of the death all who shared blood-contract with the deceased mourn.

The mourning process is heavily ritualized and is aimed at making the grief physical and present so that the family can accept and move on following a loss. Hair is cut close to the scalp and short hair is generally considered to be a sign of mourning, and earth and ashes will be rubbed into the mourners skin and clothing. Clothing is usually torn, and tools and possessions broken, especially in the wealthier households. Poorer households often limit themselves to wearing a strip of torn cloth. Traditionally men used to shed blood as a further sign of mourning and the women would keen but this tradition has faded in popularity of late.

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