If at all possible, a heaven-herd should bury the corpse, thus enabling the relatives of the dead to avoid touching the body. This is regarded as dangerous and heaven-herds claim that it can bring about insanity.

  • Source: Berglund, Axel-Ivar. Zulu thought-patterns and symbolism. Uppsala: Swedish Institute of Missionary Research, 1976.
  • Culture: Zulu
  • Location: Africa