Killing Marriage Family Bride

photo: Killing Marriage Family Bride

The Domostroy , a Russian advice book of the sixteenth century for upper classes, includes advice to set aside property for purposes of a dowry, and use it to accumulate linens, clothing, and other things for it, rather than have to suddenly buy it all for the wedding; if the daughter should happen to die, the dowry should be used to give alms and for prayers for her soul, although some might be set aside for other daughters. He was god of the hanged and was called Hanga.

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