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  1. It is believed that both of the above traditions appeared in connection with numerous cases of cannibalism. That is, in ancient times, famine was quite common. People, surviving, went so far as to eat dead relatives. In order to avoid such cases, they came up with the idea of publicly burying people in the ground, and then treating them to food, thus showing that there was no fact of cannibalism. (The opinion is controversial, but I would like to hear other opinions).

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