Then the pyre was built and the body laid upon it.
"Build a pyre here," Damian whispered at last.
A pyre had been built in the middle of the cobblestone courtyard to burn the bodies of the demons before nightfall, when they.d come back alive.
Her body wouldn't be placed in a funeral pyre or surrounded by family and friends who bore her gifts one last time.
Snow fell from the sky to be either burned by the pyre or to cover the red mess that was the rest of the park.
And we need have no hesitation in accepting this as a monument put up over a portion of the ashes from the funeral pyre of Gotama the Buddha.
His connexion with the fall of Troy indicates that the fire-god himself set fire to the city; in like manner no other than the fire-god was thought worthy to kindle the pyre of Heracles.
The stick with which Elisha made the iron to swim in that passage, and the wood which Isaac carried up the mountain for his own pyre " were sacraments reserved for fulfilment in the time of Christ."
phoenix from the pyre, for example, is related to Christ's Resurrection.
This plan was not carried out, but Dinocrates designed for Alexander the plan of the new city of Alexandria, and constructed the vast funeral pyre of Hephaestion.
But her love for Sigurd was great as ever, and she determined not to survive him; distributing her wealth to her hand-maidens, she mounted Sigurd's funeral pyre, slew herself with his sword, and was burnt with him.
In mythology Oeta is chiefly celebrated as the scene of the funeral pyre on which Heracles burnt himself before his admission to Olympus.
Edith at first looked shocked, but almost at once, her face melted to a resigned lookâ€”a condemned maiden mounting the guillotine steps, Joan of Arc as the match ignited her pyre.
cremated on the pyre like fire.
The most significant was the liberation, at the moment of kindling the funeral pyre, of an eagle which was supposed to bear the emperor's soul to heaven.
Among human sacrifices may be mentioned the suttee, or custom of immolating a widow on the funeral pyre of the husband, and the Khond sacrifice of the Meriah, who was either purchased or the son of a victim father.
[xvi.], agrees with Sophocles' Trachiniae as to the hero's end.) Mad with pain, he seizes Lichas, the messenger who had brought the fatal garment, and hurls him on the rocks; and then he wanders in agony to Mount Oeta, where he mounts a pyre, which, however, no one will kindle.
Pre-eminent among these is the discovery, by Mr William Peppe, on the Birdpur estate, adjoining the boundary between English and Nepalese territory, of the stupa, or cairn, erected by the Sakiya clan over their share of the ashes from the cremation pyre of the Buddha.
tophteh, "pyre," (Isa.
Edith at first looked shocked, but almost at once, her face melted to a resigned look—a condemned maiden mounting the guillotine steps, Joan of Arc as the match ignited her pyre.
Ethel was standing by the window, handkerchief in hand, looking like an Indian mourner at her husband's pyre.
The Heruli remained heathen until the overthrow of their kingdom, and retained many striking primitive customs. When threatened with death by disease or old age, they were required to call in an executioner, who stabbed them on the pyre.
10.60), an improviser, who is said to have used enough paper to furnish his funeral pyre.
His funeral was celebrated at once, as he had wished, and not a few of his soldiers followed their master's example by killing themselves at his pyre.
There a man wins local fame as an ascetic with abnormal powers, or a wife, because Alcestis-like she sacrificed herself for her husband and immolated herself on his pyre.
During nine days wood was collected and brought, in carts drawn by oxen, to the site of the funeral pyre.
She watched the Guardians gather wood in the eerie light of the bloody sun and start the funeral pyre for her father's body.
mortuary rite which involves burning human bodies on a wooden pyre.
They still haven't lit the pyre at the case closest to us.
Miles is distraught: his bride is deceased, but the least he can do is build a pyre for her Funeral.
There was plenty of wood left to create a funeral pyre.
The fire of the funeral pyre is lit by the eldest son.
In Western legend, the phoenix, or Red Bird, rises from the ashes of its own funeral pyre to live again.
The family turns a corner and is confronted with a vast pyre of burning cows, but nobody's talking about BSE.
pyre debris, they must have been close.
pyre goods was examined.
pyre burning could handle only a fraction of the balance, not least because it soon attracted a considerable public outcry.
Way ahead on dusk's horizon I could see the burning funeral pyre of animal carcasses below the Broad Hinton white horse.
Less than a mile away was a contemporary cremation pyre site by a stream.
There is a sense of hubbub, with the onlookers of both sexes praying and reaching toward the unlit pyre.
In this Indian custom, widows would lie on their husband's funeral pyre to die with them.
pyre of animal carcasses below the Broad Hinton white horse.
They still have n't lit the pyre at the case closest to us.
The family turns a corner and is confronted with a vast pyre of burning cows, but nobody 's talking about BSE.
Given the quantity of pyre debris, they must have been close.
This was found to be the case when the distribution of the pyre goods was examined.
Open pyre burning could handle only a fraction of the balance, not least because it soon attracted a considerable public outcry.
Way ahead on dusk 's horizon I could see the burning funeral pyre of animal carcasses below the Broad Hinton white horse.
In this Indian custom, widows would lie on their husband 's funeral pyre to die with them.
Items placed on the pyre included figurines, metal vessels, and military belt and scabbard fittings.
The monster escapes, vowing to immolate himself on Victor's funeral pyre.
Later stories say that Thetis snatched his body from the pyre and conveyed it to the island of Leuke, at the mouth of the Danube, where he ruled with Iphigeneia as his wife; or that he was carried to the Elysian fields, where his wife was Medea or Helen.
570); it was regarded as a patriotic act when Hamilcar threw himself upon the pyre after the disastrous battle of Himera (Herod.
But after cremation came in a mourning procession of servants and chiefs carrying the body to the funeral pyre to be burnt by the demondressed priests, after which the crowd of wives and slaves were exhorted to serve their lord faithfully in the next world, were sacrificed and their bodies burnt.
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