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 souls
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sema
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:28
text: Semas have 2 souls:
text: 1. Akemti aghongu - the essential soul 'which is the man himself and which goes to the land of the dead'.
text: 2. Akeni aghongu - is separative - can be caught hold of by spirit if trapped, illness results.
text: The akemti aghongu is the soul which can live in a leopard or a tiger - its not the second separate soul.