In Naples, Praying With Skulls Is an Ancient Tradition - Atlas Obscura

In Naples, Praying With Skulls Is an Ancient Tradition

“When you enter the Cemetery delle Fontanelle, it feels like you are going down to hell, descending into the underworld.” In Naples, members of the cult of the souls of purgatory practice an ancient tradition in which they express devotion to the skulls of lost or abandoned souls to help them seek salvation. The tradition lives underneath the city, a representation of the unusually close relationship Neapolitans have with death.?

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