Lemures                                                               Back to Ghosts

An ancient Roman name for ghosts.  Ghosts were beleived to return and
haunt their relatives and descendants - especially in May.  Thus, festivals
were held to help deter the Lemure.  Drums were used as it was believed
ghosts were sensitive to noise.

In contrast, some cultures use drums in spiritual ceremony to make contact
with the spirit realm...becoming more in tune with it.