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Re: Corpses (WAS: Arabic article (was: Corpses))

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Thursday, November 13, 2003, 10:04
Staving Isidora Zamora:

>None of my conlangs have a word for one, either, but the religion of each >of my concultures figures prominantly in making the people who they are, >and ideas about death and the afterlife tend to be an important part of >religion. What the Nidirino believe about death and the afterlife, I have >no idea. I need to fix that, but so far I haven't been able to come up >with any good ideas for a culture whose primary deity is locked in a >struggle with Death. They believe that the Sun is more powerful than >Death...but surely they cannot have failed to have noticed that every >single human being ever born dies. What would such a culture believe about >the afterlife?
They sound like natural believers in reincarnation. The Sun, which to them is a deity more powerful than Death, periodically dies and is reborn. That would be the fate his followers would hope for. Pete