book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)
|caption:||Chapter Two. The Social Structure and its Units|
|caption:||tragic idealization of brother and sister incest|
|text:||Concrete instances of brother-sister incest had not occurred, or at least not come to light, for many generations. There was, however, a legend perpetuating the memory of the passionate love of a brother and a sister, and a song telling of their fate reflects a not altogether unsympathetic attitude to their tragic plight:|
Yinglong and Liwang |
Dearly loved each other,
Loving they lay together,
Red as the leaf of the ou-bou tree
flamed love and desire.
On the paths to the village,
The two lit fires,
Skywards, upwards curling,
The smoke of the fires united,
And mingled, never to part.