Funerals

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Funerals in Prosperan culture are somber. They are, in preference, held off shore on a boat or ship of some kind. Important family members and especially the head or successor of their family will give a large speech, and then the body, wrapped in linen, will be dumped into the ocean or lake. Prosperan mythology implies that life originated from the sea, in the form of the God of Wind and Navigation, Enliel, and when they pass away, they are returned to the sea.

The practice continues to this day, though alternative forms of burial are often used, especially incineration, if the family cannot afford the procession costs.