Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hell Money

Here's another installment of my China Collage Share. This is called "Hell Money". It is traditionally burned at funerals to make sure the deceased has enough to get them through in the afterlife. They use the word "hell" to refer to the underworld; not meaning the same "hell" as we use in Western speech.

10 comments:

Sue McGettigan said...

ROFLMAO - LOVE the Hell money :)

Beth Warren said...

Lianna, if you get this, could you email me at Beth_W@ix.netcom.com ? We met last year, I wanted to email and get back in touch.

Christa said...

LOL- this is funny!
I remember my daughter-in-law visiting from Japan (she's Chinese) and we went to a craft store here and she freaked and had to leave because they had some paper that was cursed or something- was in red and green I think- she made me tell the manager what it meant so they could get rid of it- and they did! It just looked cool to me?!?!

justrenae said...

Hi there! That is just so interesting. I love learning about others cultures and beliefs.

I have been tagged (for the second time). I hope you don't mind me sending this to you. Most of my blog friends don't have blogs.

Oh well here goes (if you don't feel like doing it my feelings will not be hurt!)

I have been tagged and since I don't have many friends with a blog I have chosen you. If you don't do it, it's OK.

Im tagging you to let you know i enjoyed your blog...
if i tagged you, you must follow the same rules below!!!!
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Nancy Maxwell James said...

LOL!!!! you know I live about 12 miles from Hell...Michigan that is...they do all sorts of strange things there!

Annie said...

I didn't notice that on the money you sent in the ATC collage package. Dang. That is pretty cool tho.

Annie

PC said...

super cool....and interesting. i wonder, how much do they burn? does it depend on how well off you want the deceased to be? like if it was your mil you would give her 2 bucks for a cup of tea?

Laura said...

WOW. that is so strange and funny!!! hey - thanks for coming by my blog!!! :)

Anne said...

This is hysterical! I love the "Hell Bank Note". I think it's fun to learn about different cultures, but this particular factoid just tickles me! :-)

Pearl Maple said...

Interesting images, thanks for sharing, lots of creative things going on here in your blog space.