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Why Do Christians Place Wreath On Graves When Wreaths Were Meant To Appease The

  1. Flavie Lolol profile image76
    Flavie Lololposted 8 years ago

    Why Do Christians Place Wreath On Graves When Wreaths Were Meant To Appease The Spirits?

    Wreaths Were Meant To Appease The Spirits Of The Dead From Hunting The Mourners?

  2. dabeaner profile image56
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    Most Christian customs were usurped from pagan customs to make Christianity more acceptable.

    Not only wreaths, but many other customs and holidays.

    Christmas, for example was originally the winter solstice celebration.  The churches hung "Jesus" supposed birthdate on that time.

    http://www.prestige-wristwatches.com/ar … istmas.php

  3. Silver Poet profile image76
    Silver Poetposted 8 years ago

    The wreath can be both pagan and Christian.  Pagans used wreaths for various things including crowning the winners of their athletic games.  Christians adopted things like the Christmas wreath based on the crown of thorns worn by Christ.  The crown of thorns was a corruption of the wreath placed on people who were given awards and honors after the manner of pagan customs.  Since the Romans were pagan it stands to reason that what they were doing merged with what we believe, since the ultimate sacrifice was carried out by the hands of pagans.

  4. HOOWANTSTONO profile image59
    HOOWANTSTONOposted 8 years ago

    Many people Confuse what Chritianity is and think it is the Catholic Church which in itself is from Pagan Religion and still practices it.

    Flowers can be placed on graves for many reason, pagans did it for the reasons mentioned, but they were deceived that it did anything at all, so there is no evidence that Christians do it for Pagan reasons.

  5. Hi-Jinks profile image62
    Hi-Jinksposted 8 years ago

    Florist say it is a good idea. The dead don't need it, but the living finds that it gives them comfort.