"Mummify" Quotes from Famous Books
... from the ceiling. When the number of these relics begins to incommode the living inmates of the house, the older mummies are removed and deposited in the hollow trunks of ancient trees. In some tribes who thus mummify their dead the juices of corruption which drip from the rotting corpse are caught in a vessel and given to the widow to drink, who is forced to gulp them down under the threat of decapitation if she were ...
— The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3) • Sir James George Frazer
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