World Building: Rituals of Esse

When an individual completes their cycle, a number of steps are carried out (typically by those closest to said individual).

  1. The body is washed and dressed before being laid out in the home.
  2. Others sit with the body for several hours or days to be present in the presence of completion.
  3. The body is buried in a fungi cocoon which breaks down the remains while enriching the soil.

In regions where soil will not benefit from the above method, the body is laid out to sustain scavenging fauna with the bones later cremated.

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