‘Til Death Don’t Us Part: A History Of Ghost Marriage

The idea of marrying a dead person is older than the Magna Carta — and it’s called ghost marriage.

Ghost Marriages

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Imagine a world where “‘til death do us part” wasn’t taken literally — where you could be married after death, and even get married after you’d already passed on.

In actuality, there’s no need to imagine. Necrogamy, or marriage that takes place after death, is alive and well today. Though the form and frequency of the practice varies across the globe, the fact remains that in some places, the right to marry never ends, even beyond the grave…

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