As scavenging birds are necessary for sky burials, Xerxes consults with Roxane as to what to do with any fallen warriors if there are none in the faraway lands they conquer. She then proposes the use of snakes to consume the dead. Her trained pets perform "serpent burials" on a regular basis, bringing peace of mind to the king and his troops.
- Artwork by Leonid Kozienko.
- See Tower Maiden Roxane.