Re: OT: Corpses,etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re:Umlauts (was Re:Elves and Ill Bethisad)))
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 14, 2003, 10:08|
Staving Nik Taylor:
>Peter Bleackley wrote:
> > On Huna there is a culture called "The Noble", who are the descendents of
> > deposed royalty. They are bandits and mercenaries, based to some extent on
> > the Border Rievers. Their ancestors, at the time of their original exile,
> > took an oath never to settle in one place until they had regained all the
> > lands that were rightfully theirs. They practice cremation so that even in
> > death they will be able to fulfill their ancestral oath.
>So, their bands carry around the ashes of every member of the group who
>has ever died since the oath was made?
No, the pyre is kept burning very fiercely for twenty-four hours, and the
ashes left to disperse in the wind. I hope that's long enough to calcine
the bones to powder.