The revival of paganism in the second half of the fourth century was manifested in various ways, not least in the rise in burial practices which were not Christian. Of these, one, the burial of bodies decapitated post-mortem, is readily recognisable in late fourth/early fifthcentury cemeteries. Another, the practice of placing combs in burials, is less recognisable as a deliberate burial rite but, it is proposed here, also has links with pagan religions and practices. Both occurred with increasing frequency after c.AD 360.