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Re: Corpses (was Re: Gender in conlangs.....)

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Thursday, November 6, 2003, 0:59
--- Isidora Zamora <isidora@...> wrote:

> I also do not know whether they believe that > the dead need anything. If the dead are in > need of anything, then I know > that it must be sent to them by burning it. > However, my image of what the > Trehelish "dark land under a starless sky" is > like is that it is a very > empty place; its not the sort of place where > you would really need > anything, so I expect that they do not burn > funerary offerings.
On the other hand, is it possible they might think that the dead need everything? I mean, if you end up in this dark land with no stars, you might like something warm to wear and perhaps a bit of a nibble. Of course, if burning will send something to this otherworld, the dead might very well be living like kings, what with all the houses that burn down and all the food that accidently falls in the cooking pit! Padraic. ===== To him that seeks, if he knock, the door will be opened; if he seeks, he shall find his way; if he searches for a way, he shall find his path. For though the Way is narrow, it's wisdom is written in the hearts of all: if ye would seek and find Rest, look first within! [The Petricon] -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>