The Lilliputians believed that their dead would rise again after eleven thouLilliputians buried their dead with head downwards. They believed that earth was flat and would turn upside-down after 11 thousand moons, when their dead will rise and find themselves standing on their feet. Swift here shows the primitive beliefs of the Lilliputians. the Copernican theory was revisited by Galileo in 17the century and earth's shape was discovered to be round. sand moons.