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: Yimchungr attitude to the soul
medium: notes
keywords: RitsabaArimreasilim
ethnicgroup: Yimchungr
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:19
text: Yimchungr. Souls.
text: 1. Stays in a leopard [on death shift to a Sangchong ie. an animal smaller than a leopard.]
text: 2. Stays in the sky - with Ritsaba.
text: 3. Stays in the hills with Arimre (who causes sickness).
text: 4. Stays in the earth.
text: 5. Stays in the body and at death goes to Asilim - the abode of the dead - 'like a shadow'.
text: 6. Stays in the water - with a snake. When a man dies one soul turns into a fly like a bluebottle, one into a cicada, one into a certain kind of tree, one into a snake (python), one into a Sangchong.