Tertullian, On the Soul.

And it is often alleged because of nightmare dreams that the dead truly appear, for the Nasamones [Libyan nomads] receive special oracles by staying at the tombs of their parents The Celts also for the same reason spend the night near the tombs of their famous men, as Nicander affirms.

[Quoted in Fionntán de Brun, in ‘Temporality and Revivalism’, UU Research Series, April 2011.]







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