Centaur Burial Rites
Centaurs historically have a very healthy relationship with life and death. As such, Centaur funerals are not necessarily sad, but simply a transition period. When a centaur dies, it generally isn't feasible to bring them to a burial ground right away due to their size and nomadic lifestyle. The deceased is generally buried several feet underground and the grave carefully marked with a cairn. The deceased is left here for a decade, after which the deceased's tribe will exhume the bones (or in some cases, just the skull) and transport them to the tribal burial grounds. Burial grounds can be highly diverse from tribe to tribe. Burial mounds, cemeteries, and even specific burial rivers or lakes are common.
ReceptionWhile this practice seemed ghoulish to the Humans and Elves, Centaurs have been performing this style of burial for centuries. However, due to this method of handling the tribe's deceased, the settling peoples believed Centaurs to be heretical necromancers and used this as justification for their mistreatment of the species.
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