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Reanimation options
« on: July 14, 2012, 01:37:37 PM »
Found a paper in the Folklore Society's latest journal (Vol. 123, No. 2, August 2012, pp. 152-178) that discusses an interesting idea for reanimating corpses, simply by having an animal, quite commonly a cat or a dog, pass over the body. The concept (and methods for how to prevent it) is found worldwide according to the handy Table 1 "Corpse traversal and consequences" on pages 153-154.

The article, "Animals Crossing: Analytical Observations on a Cross-culturally Ubiquitous Mortuary Belief", by Gregory Forth & Svitlana Kukharenko, isn't freely available online unfortunately, unless you or your library already has a subscription to the journal "Folklore", but you can read the Abstract at:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0015587X.2012.682475 .

The reanimated dead created thus include vampires and mobile corpses (i.e. zombies), so this would seem an ideal variant for gaming with.