At the beginning of the Coulanges workmanship it starts to portray the old beliefs on the soul and the death, saying that the old ones already believed one second existence after the death, believing that the soul was not broken up of the body, remaining joined. The rituals fnebres demonstrated to embed something with life. ' ' To the ending of the ceremony fnebre, had the custom to call three times the soul the deceased for the name that it had while still alive used, desiring happy life to it underneath of terra.' ' (p.14). Of these beliefs it came to the burial necessity, the deceased that its sepulture did not have did not have housing. The law of the old cities had as bigger punishment the lack of sepulture for the culprits, leaving the soul in great torment. Beyond what it was said the beings that lived underneath of the land had a great food necessity, offering to them at certain times of the year meal in each tomb. They offered milk, wine, oil, perfumes to them and immolated a victim to them. When placed foods on the sepulture the plateanos pronounced certain ritual formula with which invited deceased to take this meal.
(p.20). The cult to deceased also was present in the old beliefs, having as the deceased, something sacred. They had for them respect and worship transforming into the true ones deuses. This cult of deceased, according to Coulanges, is found between the helenos, Latins, sabinos, and Etruscans; also finding the religion oldest between the men enters the rias of India human transforming, raising the human thought for something the holy ghost. In all house Greek or Roman a lighted fogueira always existed, the fire had something supernatural, adored and gave to tributes with flowers, incense, wine and fruits, asking for health, wealth and happiness. The fire of the home was provides of the family.