Posts tagged
‘tokens of death’

Fearing the Walking Dead, The Undertaker’s Revenge, and the Lost Art of the Coffin Threat

Fearing the Walking Dead, The Undertaker’s Revenge, and the Lost Art of the Coffin Threat A compendium of popular posts.

The Consumption Letters: Decomposing Correspondence

The Consumption Letters: Decomposing Correspondence: A physician makes the case that the letters of the ill or dead give off the smell of death and decomposition.

Butterflies of Doom

Butterflies of Doom For all its reputation as a symbol of the soul, the butterfly is not often found as a death omen. Perhaps it is more a conductor of souls.

Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

Telling sad stories of the death of kings on this anniversary of the execution of King Charles I of England with three tales of portents of his sad end.

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