The Rabbis believed, too, that a man might have children by allying himself with a demon, and although they might not be visible to human beings, yet when that man was dying they would hover round his bed, to hail him as their father. At the funeral of a bachelor the Jews of Kurdistan cast sand before the coffin to blind the eyes of the unbegotten children of the deceased.

Semitic Magic, Reginald Campbell Thompson, 1908

has the Jewish Encyclopedia as the source

I greatly prefer at my funeral that the bodiless presences of my unbegotten half-demon children be given the podium to say a few words about me and perhaps invited back afterwards for the smoked fish plate

Definitely do not throw sand in the eyes of my mourning children at my funeral, everyone

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“This is Narooch, spawn of Lamashtu, and he will be saying a few words on behalf of our Dearly Beloved in his ancient ancestral tongue. We warn that this Eulogy may blight the land with drought.”

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