Worldbuilding: Life, Death, and Rituals

So how do your world’s cultures handle life and death? And when I say rituals, I don’t just mean the kind of formal recognition of christenings and funerals. (Though those are more important to tying a society together than most people realize, and ought to show up in fiction more.)

I mean, what does the family involved, and the community around them, customarily do? Continue reading