Pathfinder Campaign - Time of Heroes
Goblins are a spiritual people, though mostly simple and dumb. Led by shamans capable of seeing into the spirit world, these creatures were driven from their homeland by elves. Though only one tribe has been encountered so far, could this be the case for all of them?
Further it appears that goblins EAT their dead, in a ritual to preserve the soul of the goblin within the tribe. Goblins killed without being eaten by the tribe are thought to be lost forever more. These goblin dead are of course cooked before eating. They're not savages after all, as Dorkuss would tell you. Nor do they eat the corpses of other sentient creatures, considering such a practice to be vile.