Even 20 years of service was not enough for them - still they taunt me. Will I ever be free?
the Apple Tree of Selilion holds the secret of life and death
A certain culture believes that evil can live beyond the grave. They also believe that the destruction of the dead body can keep that one from coming back. Destroying the newly deceased body can destroy the soul if done properly. They first burn the body for 24 hours, smash the remains as well as possible, then burn the what is left for another 24 hours.