The Headless Horseman

The Headless Horseman is a legendary creature harbinger of death in European, Indian and American folklore. The figure is traditionally depicted as a man upon horseback who is either carrying his head, or is missing his head altogether, and is searching for it. Headless horseman in Irish Folklore In Irish folklore, the horseman is referred … Read more

Memento mori

A memento mori (latin: remember that you must die) is a object or pictorial symbol associated with death. Such symbols include skulls, bones, coffins, urns, angel of death, upside-down torches, graves and ravens, cypresses, weeping willows, tuberoses, parsley, and many more.  The images of death are the true and proper mirror by which one must … Read more

The Grim Reaper

In modern-day European-based folklore, Death is known as the Grim Reaper depicted in the as wearing a dark hooded cloak and wielding a scythe. During the plague in the early 141th century, artists began painting death as a horrific figure. Skeletons, armed with deadly weapons, danced among plague victims in the street or rode white … Read more


The human bones are an obvious and frequent symbol of death, found in many cultures and religious traditions. Human skeletons and sometimes non-human animal skeletons and skulls can also be used as blunt images of death; the traditional figures of the Grim Reaper – a black hooded skeleton with a scythe – is one use … Read more

Death beliefs according to religions

The ways we mourn and remember are influenced by our religious backgrounds. Some faiths cremate their dead, while others bury them. Some observe rituals long after a loved one’s death, while for others, the formalities are complete with the funeral. Christian beliefs Christians trust they will go to heaven to be with God once they … Read more

Life and death basics

When ? According to the World Health Organization’s 2020 World Health Report, life expectancy averages 73.2 years in the developing nations and is approaching 80 years in some industrial nations. The causes and life-cycle timing of death are profoundly shaped by level of socio-economic development. Also shaped is the gender distribution of death. Globally, life … Read more

Accidental death

Accidental death is usually caused by one of three ways: Coma (failure of brain) Syncope (failure of heart) Asphyxia (failure of lungs) Coma Usually caused on one of four ways: Depressed fracture of the skull, compressing the brain. In homicide, this is usually caused by a direct head injury by bludgeoning by a blunt implement, … Read more


The American Heritage Dictionary explains that a disease is “A pathological condition of a part, an organ, or a system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms.” Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s may soon be curable … Read more