Afterlife

  • Eternal, Eternal Rest
  • Different Afterlife (Valhalla)
  • Heaven, Hell, Purgatory

Death as a being

  • Grim Reaper
  • Imaginary Creature
  • The Ferryman
  • Imagery, warnings, historical significance
  • Personification of Death

Perish

  • Decay
  • Extinction
  • Rot, Mould
  • Dust
  • Bone
  • Famine, Pestilence

Resurrection

  • Undead, zombies, voodoo
  • Lazarus, Lazarus Syndrome
  • Jesus, religious figures
  • Rebirth
  • Phoenix
  • Immortals
  • Zen, Buddism
  • Reincarnation
  • Technological, Cryonics

Culture

  • Burial
  • Martydom
  • Pets
  • Grief and Mourning
  • Euthanasia
  • Sacrifice
  • Suicide
  • War
  • Legal (Will/Estate, Capital punishment, Euthanasia)
  • Celebration

 

Resurrection

Immortality

Immortal adjective

living forever; never dying or decaying.

“our mortal bodies are inhabited by immortal souls”

Immortal noun

an immortal being, especially a god of ancient Greece or Rome.

 

Immortal Jellyfish    Turritopsis dohrnii

They don’t die but transform themselves back into their juvenile polyp state. Their tentacles retract, their bodies shrink, and they sink to the ocean floor and start the cycle all over again.

Reincarnation

A religious and philosophical concept that an aspect of a living being returns to life in a new physical form after their biological death.

  • Circle of Life
  • Karma
  • Human Reincarnation
  • World Reincarnation
  • Religions that believe in reincarnation

 

Lazarus Syndrome (autoresuscitation)

Is the spontaineous return of circulation in the body after failed attemps of ressusitation. The name comes from Lazarus in The New Testament, who was described as being raised from the dead by Jesus.

A 27-year-old man in the UK collapsed after overdosing on heroin and cocaine. Paramedics gave him an injection, and he recovered enough to walk to the ambulance. He went into cardiac arrest in transit. After 25 minutes of resuscitation efforts, the patient was verbally declared dead. About a minute after resuscitation ended, a nurse noticed a rhythm on the heart monitor and resuscitation was resumed. The patient recovered fully