The Mound Builders Prayer for the Dead

The Mound Builders Prayer for the Dead



O’ earth, as a mother, as a mother covers her child with her garment, so do thou cover him in thy arms.’ ‘May the earth, which has been raised above him like a tower become light to him, may it afford him shelter, and serve as a canopy.’ Again: ‘Carry him to that immortal and imperishable home; where the gates of heaven are open; where the heart’s desires are fulfilled; where there is happiness and contentment; meet there Yama and your own good deeds; leave your sins behind and enter your real home.