Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Newborns Buried in the Trunks of Trees in Indonesia

On the island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia, newborn infants who die are buried in the trunks of giant trees. The people there believe that the child’s soul will rise up into the heavens through the tree.

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  1. I heard that the Japanese people call aborted or miscarried babies "water babies" and they tie ribbons or cloth in the branches of trees