You may have never noticed it, but you will be surprised to find out how many cemeteries bury the dead, so their heads are facing west and their feet are east. Sunrise has always symbolized birth or renewal, and sunset (even Oz’s Western evil witch) symbolizes evil and death. Therefore, it is no surprise that the Christian tradition believes that the final trial will begin in the East, and many cemeteries have traditionally buried the dead so that they can “see east” in anticipation. This superstition appeared in the highly fashionable Victorian era, but it still exists in various fields today. According to this folk belief, those who carry coffins into the grave must wear gloves to prevent the spirit of the deceased from entering their bodies through direct contact. Although the specific origin of this is unclear, it is still another example of the “spiritual fear” that has been associated with the lives of the deceased. Considered to be the “window of the soul”, many superstitions involve the eyes of the deceased, such as placing coins on the eyes of the deceased. The removal of a body from a home in England dating back to the Victorian era was caused by fear that the departing person would “turn back” into the house during the relocation process to summon others to follow him or her into death. It is still common in the Jewish mourning tradition, where people will cover the mirror at home for a long time after death. There are many reasons cited, including symbolic emphasis on self to focus on the deceased or to withdraw from society during mourning, but the Victorian reasons may be a bit less rational. They believe that covering the mirror prevents the spirit of the deceased from being “trapped” in the glass, preventing it from completing the journey from the world to the next. Many superstitions revolve around the hearse, a vehicle that is closely related to death and funeral. However, a more unusual folk belief says that if you find a hearse, you should touch a button on your clothes to prevent it from collecting your body next. The basis for this is an old concept that touch buttons will connect you to life and life.