Burial rituals in greece ancient greece also employed burial under the earth and, as previously noted by durant, continued the tradition of the after-life existing below the ground.
Greek: zeus sent a flood to destroy the men of the bronze age prometheus advised his son deucalion to build a chest all other men perished except for a few who escaped to high mountains the mountains in thessaly were parted, and all the world beyond the isthmus and peloponnese was overwhelmed. Ancient origins articles related to history & archaeology in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends we bring you all the latest historical news and archaeological discoveries relating to ancient human history. It is spoken by the priest at countless funeral ceremonies, but the old adage of dust to dust apparently no longer applies in germany.
The ancient greek conception of the afterlife and the ceremonies associated with burial were already well established by the sixth century bc.
Legends of a flood can be found in the folklore of such diverse places as the middle east, india, china, australia, southern asia, the islands of the pacific, europe, and the americas but the best-known flood legend--that on which the story of noah is based--had its origins among the peoples of ancient mesopotamia in the tigris-euphrates river valley. Ancient greece’s burial traditions exploring the ancient greek's funeral traditions and ideas of death posted on may 15, 2014 by gabriella zink (blog writer, sevenponds.