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pyre
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  • He lies slain by the coward hounds He raised to glory from the mire; And Erin’s hopes and Erin’s dreams Perish upon her monarch’s pyre.

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  • In 1829 India banned the Hindu custom of a widow’s suicide on her husband’s funeral pyre.
  • While cremation is not uncommon in the western world, open air funeral pyres are typically illegal.

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