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goddesssixfeetunder  asked:

What was done for those who died at sea in Ancient Greece since proper treatment of the dead was important and Charon charged for rides?

Ancient Greek burial practices is a really broad topic that I don’t know much about, unfortunately…  Just from poking around on JSTOR and Google Books I found some articles that may be of interest to you and help answer your question (I can’t speak for their accuracy, but you might look through the bibliographies for further sources): “The Sea as a Place of No Return in Ancient Greece” by Astrid Lindenlauf and “Burial Customs, the Afterlife, and the Pollution of Death in Ancient Greece” by FP Retief.  

P… Pretoria

Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa
Photo by Olrik

Portion of a large monument located just south of Pretoria commemorating the Voortrekkers.

Wikipedia on the monument:

The Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa. This massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854.

On 8 July 2011 the Voortrekker Monument, designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk, was declared a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage Resource Agency.

Wikipedia on Voortrekkers:

The Voortrekkers (Afrikaans and Dutch for pioneers, literally “those who pull ahead”, “fore-trekkers”) were emigrants during the 1830s and 1840s who left the Cape Colony (British at the time, but founded by the Dutch) moving into the interior of what is now South Africa. The Great Trek consisted of a number of mass movements under a number of different leaders including Louis Tregardt, Hendrik Potgieter, Sarel Cilliers, Pieter Uys, Gerrit Maritz, Piet Retief and Andries Pretorius.

Resistir ao diabo’ não significa ‘repreender’ a ele, gritando para ele. Isso se refere a um estilo de vida piedoso de submissão a Deus, uma ruptura com a amizade do mundo e um espírito de humildade pessoal.
—  Frank Retief