Hello again iiwiiers
Do you like beads? I can't say I'm a big fan myself. But maybe if I was a god I would be. They've found a load of old beads at the site of the Santa Catalina de Guale
Image via WikipediaMission on St. Catherines Island off the coast of Georgia. That's Georgia in the USA, not the Georgia who is Wally Punter's uppity ex who he says still loves him really but is too proud and needs taking down a peg or two. Anyway, these beads were grave goods. Funny thing, grave goods. Most gods as depicted in their texts don't seem the type to go crazy for beads. The Chinese have special paper they burn which is supposed to become money for their dead relatives to spend in the afterlife. It must have a great relief to the afterlife's struggling shopkeepers when the Chinese invented paper money (I think they were the first, not going to look it up though) and they got their first customers at last, the dead previously not having any money. They also, like, if you want your dead relative to have a DVD player you make a paper mache DVD player and burn that. But what if he's already bought one with the money you sent him? Perhaps there's some information around on what the shops do and don't sell that I haven't seen. In 2006 China said they were going to ban it for stuff like mp3 players, prostitutes and planes, maybe they know they're available there already.
I don't know if the Mr. Men do grave goods. They are very secretive about their whole life cycle, and I know the data I am going to be going through has nothing about their birth or death, and as far as I know nothing even about their childhood, although I'm not sure about that. That is, their childhood, if they have one, which I don't know. I think it's possible that this is because either they wish to give the impression of immortality to deter aggression from humans et cetera or conversely because they are immortal and wish to conceal that fact from us. But rest assured, I will be continuing my investigations into the structure of their society this weekend and bringing you the gen on the Little Misses in the orange elite. Probably.
that's all from me for now
see you around
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