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Let's talk Mummies and Halloween

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Halloween is getting closer, and it got me wondering where do all the scary monsters from ?

And also when girly mummies listen to their favorite 'wrap' music, are they wrapped up in thinking about other outfits... I mean.. always white.. so boring.. why not a bit of glitter pink bandage to change it up..

Anywhoooo, a new blog post on Mummies and halloween.. facinating info about mummies..

The perfect Halloween night should involve a full moon, a cloudy sky, a cool breeze and stories about creatures we hope we never have to encounter. But who came up with these Halloween monsters, ghouls and witches? Just as you might think you know the answer to “What is Halloween?” the real story behind this hair-raising holiday and its accompanying blood-curdling beasts isn’t so simple.

Halloween monsters reflect human explanations for the unknown and provide an outlet for our deepest, most primal fears. There’s a reason they’re often the stars of the best Halloween movies.

So let's talk Mummies

A mummy is a person or animal, whose body has been dried or otherwise preserved after death. When people think of a mummy, they often think of Ancient Egyptians, who have been making mummies as early as 3700 B.C. Mummies may not literally rise from their ancient tombs and attack with their arms outstretched—like the Hollywood-era versions. But they’re quite real and have a fascinating history.

Many mummies, male and female, were buried with extra hair wigs for the afterlife.

Mummies of pharaoh (kings) had onions place in the eye sockets for eyes.

Some mummies were wrapped in 20 layers of linen.

The oldest mummies are not Egyptian. Found in what is now Chile and Peru, the Chinchorro mummies date to 5000 BC (Egyptians date back to 2500 BC). The Takla Makan Mummies are 3000 year old mummies found in China. Interestingly, their features are NOT Chinese!

Egyptians didn’t just mummify people. Mummified gerbils, birds, cats, dogs, fish, snakes, baboons, crocodile, hippo and even a lion have been found! During the 70 day mummification process, ancient Egyptians removed the brain through the nostrils using a hook shaped instrument. Believing it had no value, the brain was thrown away.

The center of intelligence and caring, the ancient Egyptians kept the heart, wrapping it and replacing it back into the mummy. Other organs were placed in special containers called canapic jars.

Believing mummies had healing powers, for almost 500 years, mummies were ground up and used to treat stomach aches and other ailments.Yuck!

During Victorian times, mummies being unwrapped after dinner was popular entertainment for the guests!

Believing you could take possessions into the next life, King Tut was found with licorice root,watermelon seeds as well as chariots, games, weapons and furniture and a change of underwear.

One mummy actually has a passport! When Ramses 11 went from Egypt to France, a passport was issued!

*The modern imagery of Halloween comes from many sources, including Christian eschatology, national customs, works of Gothic and horror literature (such as the novels Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus and Dracula) and classic horror films such as Frankenstein (1931) and The Mummy (1932).

*Pet costumes

30 million Americans will spend an estimated $480 million on Halloween costumes for their pets. This is up from an estimated $200 million in 2010. The most popular costumes for pets are the pumpkin, followed by the hot dog, and the bumblebee in third place.

* source wikipedia

If you were a mummy, what are 5 things you’d pack away for the afterlife. Why would you place these items in your tomb?

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