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Burial Customs

Burial Customs

Burial Customs by The_White_Dragon
Burial Customs by The_White_Dragon


The Kudahru on the left is my muse Aiesha. I draw her a lot. 

*cross posted from tumblr*

I will admit this World Building Wednesday ask was a real challenge for me. I had to develop so much about Aiesha’s world just to cover this topic. I also discovered quickly that I cannot organize my notes. I also drew art XD
Thank you for the lovely ask Wyrd!! 
Answers are under the cut.
The Kudahru funeral ceremonies are very short. Its more like a moment of silence for the deceased. They actually will still dress for the occasion and wear funeral robes and are placed right over their current attire. It is important to note that what they do with the remains after the ceremony has changed over time. Before their home planet was destroyed, Kudahru bury their deceased in the soil. There is a large significance with burial for them. They believe in a heaven and hell in their religion, but unlike our association with up and down. Kudahru perspective is that the ground below them is heaven and the sky (space) is hell. By burying their loved ones they are physically placing them into heaven.
On Horizon Kudahru burial customs were forced to evolve. They see ejecting any remains out of Horizon as being extremely disrespectful and is reserved for the worst criminals. After the short funeral ceremony the deceased is prepped to be cremated by exposing the remains to the “Soul of Horizon” .


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Rainbow-Dash-Rockz on January 18, 2016, 8:30:52 AM

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The_White_Dragon on January 19, 2016, 5:13:49 PM

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The_White_DragonThank you ^_^

Morpher on January 18, 2016, 6:30:07 PM

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MorpherI like the little crowd of people in the background. It's a nice touch. I like the story and cultural traditions told in it about the world your characters live in. Quite an interesting read. 

The_White_Dragon on January 19, 2016, 5:13:02 PM

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The_White_DragonI've been working on adding more depth to my characters for story purposes. Its really fun and challenging ^_^
Thank you

Jadis on January 18, 2016, 8:20:18 PM

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Jadistumbler confuses me so much I run away and hide every time I attempt to go there. 
I like the look of your characters, and their beliefs about heaven and hell are very appealing to me. 

The_White_Dragon on January 19, 2016, 5:10:18 PM

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The_White_DragonTumblr can be crazy %D
And Thank you 

Falconlobo on January 18, 2016, 5:11:45 PM

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Falconlobonice horns and hair details^^