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: bad omens
medium: notes
location: Wanching
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 4:3
text: Wanching - bad omens.
text: A cobra/ a python/ a tiger - a man will die at home.
text: On raids. If a deer, jungle fowl or snake or any wild pai? crossed the path, the party went back. If a Konkila bird goes ahead and calls on the right it means that the enemy party will be seen first. If it calls on the left the enemies will see the raiding party first. No particularly good omens for heads.