I just read the description for this episode having heard it myself several times, I'm still kinda confused.
What I am to gather is that the character was somewhat a condut for other people's memories? Or were they simple his own? He says at the end that he is the "Chief of the Dead", which I'm thinking means of the memories of the dead that no one knows?
Anyone who has insight into this please help me, this episode is that good that I'm that passionate about these things.
Oh, and I'm glad I found this site, I'm rather new here.