"The mystics of her village said she was touched by the gods. She had never known her parents, but was told her mother was a patron deity of flame. She was touched from birth, be it curse or blessing, to resurrect upon death in a flash of divine fire.
Many were jealous of her exalted boon, but grave warnings were issued to her by the temple's priests. No one knew what she would experience if she ever did indeed die. The miracle of her fiery rebirth was shrouded in mystery.
When she was dragged from the fields of her farm, they threw her body in an enormous abandoned stone fireplace set atop a funeral pyre. Her still warm body was lit ablaze and the bandits rode away.
True to the prophetic portents, she soon was reborn in a divine conflagration, blinding the surrounding wildlife with its intense flash. There she stayed, her arms clutching her body that showed no sign of the ravaging she recently endured. Her mind was not as easily redeemed as her flesh, and she shared her tears with the earth.” -M.D. Walter