The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: Y posts
medium: notes
person: Sangpo khel
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 15:17
text: putting the human heads on a Y post is a privilege of the Sangpo Khel to mark their superiority. (2 heads for every mithan ever sacrificed - but only at second sacrifice).
text: All the mithan skulls, pigs skulls marked with white circles - mankulong (= heads) offers a fowl once every september and re-marks them - with prayer for good crops, wealth and long life. Prayer to the tiar.