Also it is important to throw away any handkerchiefs used to wipe away tears at the funeral.
You should under no circumstances bring it home at it is believed that if you do this you are bringing tears into the house.
Romance was connected with magic and sorcery even until the 18th century when it became a prevalent literary theme.
Neighbors suspected magic to be the cause of people so passionate they lost their senses.
In the houses of Old Believers the feet are placed closer to the icon corner so the deceased faces the corner and can pray if he or she desires.