Advice 1: Why is the dead man smiles in coffin

Folk beliefs give different explanations to the smile of a corpse in the coffin. Some people say it portends trouble, while others believe the smile on the face of the dead man a good sign. In any case, this phenomenon is quite rare and unusual.
Why is the dead man smiles in coffin

Why is the corpse smiling

Doctors-pathologists do not see in the smile of a dead man nothing supernatural. It is believed that some people have is pinched facial nerves and death throes, frozen on the face, close the dead man mistaken for a smile. Make-up artists in the morgue is sometimes hard to give the dead tranquil view, so sometimes the facial expression of the deceased may inspire a truly mystical horror.

By the way, the enterprising employees of funeral agencies already offer a service called "create a smile on the face of the deceased." A surcharge will be in the coffin lay smiling relative, bringing solace to the souls of the grieving relatives: "I feel good, I'm all right". When creating the of a smile the pathologist uses 33 muscles on the face of the deceased. Smile is recreated literally. For this purpose, photos of the deceased. Makeup artists use Botox, braces, AeroMaster and otkleivanie muscles. Apparently, the relatives feel calmer, seeing the coffin of a smiling loved one.

However, sometimes professional services are not required – everything happens by itself. And a sinister grin of some of the dead scares all people present at the farewell ceremony.

Why is the dead man smiles in coffin: a mystical version

There is a folk belief which says that if a dead man smiles in coffin, it portends six more deaths in the family. Why six is unclear. However, it should be noted that before the family in Russia were large. Women gave birth to 10-15 children. Infant mortality was high, and the common cold was easy to die. In short, life expectancy and the level of medicine those days left much to be desired. If modern family is going to die six people, it is likely that one simply does not remain.

I can say as a very close relative of a person lying in a coffin with a smile: no One died after the funeral. It's been five years and still alive, so do not take to heart these signs and wait for inevitable death.

However, it should also be noted that there is an alternative interpretation, which is no less prevalent in the nation. It is believed if the dead man smiles in coffin, he has managed to accomplish all that was intended in the earthly life and goes to God with a clear conscience and an open heart. In favour of this interpretation speaks to the incredible event that occurred on 1 July 2009, when he died, father Joseph of Vatopedi is one of the prominent elders of our time, author of many spiritual books.

There was just an incredible event – an hour and a half after his death, he smiled. The amazing thing is that the old man had heart problems and died with a serious expression, and after an hour and a half, the monks were surprised to find on his face a reverent smile, which by no means is similar to involuntary muscle contraction.

The nature of this phenomenon no one has yet solved. In some cases, the stories about the contraction of the muscles of the face do not stand up to scrutiny. In addition, many relatives have noticed this phenomenon, which is really impossible to explain. While the deceased lies in the coffin, his face may be a smile or a smirk, which disappears in the moment when the lid is going to close.

Should you be afraid of

It all depends on what feelings were experienced by the relatives and loved ones during the funeral, when I looked at the smiling corpse. I, for example, it's called joy. I looked at the peaceful face of a loved one and sincerely believed that all the suffering is over, and he found peace.

If someone scared dead man's smile, and then he began to haunt, or frequently appear in the dream, then you need to go to Church and speak with your spiritual Advisor.

Advice 2 : What are superstitions about funerals

Unfortunately, the funeral of loved ones is inevitable. Death at all times and among all peoples has been surrounded by a certain aura of mystery. Perhaps that is why the funeral rite is one of the few rituals, surrounded by a large number of certain and superstitions.
Omens and superstitions at the funeral always adhered to and respected to this day
Omens and superstitions in the house of the deceased and the funeral has already become legends, and some of them even mandatory rules. For example, before the funeral in the house where the person died, it is necessary to curtain all the mirrors. According to superstition, if not to curtain the mirrors, the soul of the deceased can get lost, left to live there forever. Moreover, it is believed that it will scare all the inhabitants of this house, as you won't be able to leave this dimension and this world. There is another explanation for this superstition: if the deceased will be reflected in the mirrors, there will be the so-called "returning": the soul of the deceased will take with them someone from relatives or friends.
According to one funeral take, eyes the dead person should be required to close. In the early days this was done with copper coins, currently used for this modern large coins. Still there is a superstition that if the dead man will lie in a coffin with open eyes, it will kill someone standing next to people, because the deceased "looks out for" his "satellite" to the underworld.
Another sign says that the coffin must be put some coins, a comb and a handkerchief. Since ancient times people believed that this set will help to overcome the soul of the deceased a long way to heaven: it will be able to pay for the road, and to stand before the Lord in a tidy and respectable. There is another strange superstition, according to which in the coffin of the deceased not to put pictures of living people as their life is shortened. It's a superstition, really, weird, because hardly anyone will have a desire to be buried in the grave of his photo.
It is believed that many of the omens and superstitions that are performed at funerals, aimed at warding relatives and friends of the deceased from damage that can be imposed on them by bad people with the help of funeral requisite. One of the funeral superstition says that the hands and feet of the deceased already lying in a coffin should be bound with ropes. The fact that this method before (and now) living gave the dead rise from the grave and walk the earth, scaring people. Here with the help of these ropes witches and wizards put a spell on death. Care should be taken that the ropes weren't stolen.
Here are a few omens and superstitions at the funeral. Relatives and friends of the deceased can not carry the coffin and the coffin, as it may entail a series of deaths. It is impossible to cross the road along which the funeral procession passes, it can soon die or get seriously ill. Rain during a funeral is a good sign. It is believed that the soul of the deceased has gone to heaven, waiting for her repose and peace. In any case it is impossible to bring home flowers and other items from the cemetery is to the new grief. After returning home from the funeral, you need to rinse your hands.
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