Buddhist sinners spend the afterlife in an underground cube home to a lake of fire. The
lowest level of Hell, those sent here will have killed their parents or a holy person.
09.The Chinvat Bridge
Zoroastrianism teaches that after death people walk a bridge to determine if they led good
lives. If they sinned, the bridge narrows & turns upside down. Sinners are forced to
eat rotten flesh.
08. Irkalla Babylonian myth teaches that the body continues
to decompose in the world after death. The deceased eat dust and mud for eternity while
being watched by guards. 07.
Jahannam Islamic concept of Hell. Sinners include those
who worship multiple Gods. Punishments include having skin ripped from
the body & the brain boiled on hot coals. 06.
Diyu In Chinese mythology souls must negotiate
a maze featuring a Mountain of Knives & a World of Ice. Even after death, souls can
be killed for a second time, then reborn repeatedly in the Hell. 05.
Aztec Aztecs were sent to 1 of 3 afterlives depending
on the manner of their death. Those who died of old age or disease lived in the Hell ‘Mictlan’;
sacrificial victims lived in paradise.
04. Rastafarianism Rastafarians believe after death they will
stay in their current bodies in Ethiopia. Named Zion, the African country is viewed
as Heaven on Earth. 03.
Ancestor Worship Many African tribes believe the soul remains
at home after death, influencing living relatives. If the body is not treated properly, souls
can cause infertility or even deaths in the family. 02. Ancient Egypt
Egyptians practised mummification believing that the body would live on after death.
Those who led bad lives were fed to a goddess who appeared as a hippo-crocodile-lion hybrid. 01.
Sokushinbutsu Buddhists practised self-mummification by
becoming dehydrated & burying themselves in tombs.
Those found to be mummified after 1000 days were worshipped, thought to be at one with