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: Sema Y posts
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Sakhalu Yehimi
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 7:4
text: Sema Y posts. eg. Sakhalu - still standing. In Yehimi the custom was a new Y post for every mithan killed. The Y is a 'mithan's horns' - the post is used both as apparatus for the killing - to tie the animal in position - and as a memorial of the feast.