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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. Pete