Talking about Europe and cultures that influenced it... Why and since when was the revival of the dead considered evil?

In Greek mythology bringing back a loved one is hard or comes at a price, but it doesn't seem to be frowned upon.

So the precedent must come from other mythology. But which one? In Christianity bringing the dead back is considered a miracle, so probably not here either. So where does the "bringing people back is evil" mind-set come from?

  • Mesopotamia surely. Inanna/Ishtar (and her sister Ereshkigal) used both a specific sentence to threaten people: usella mituti ikkalu baltuti, something like "I will bring up the dead, they will feed on the living" that is find with various alterations in both the mouth of the sisters. This is exactly what Ishtar says to Shamash to gain the Great Bull of Heaven. – Gibet Feb 26 '18 at 10:11
  • Keep in mind there's a difference between bringing someone back from the Elysian Fields and reanimating dead corpses. – Mario Feb 27 '18 at 6:41

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