The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Mon traditions of origin
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Mon
date: 16.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Mon also has the tradition of origin from the earth as well as from a pumpkin. In addition they also claim to have come along the Dikhu. The Luk-yem clan literally is the "frog clan" (Luk means frog), and during eclipses of the sun (45) the Luk-yem people encourage the frog who is eating the sun and call out "eat him up". In the meantime the people of the Ang clan shout "that is our son, don't eat him. Leave him alone", and they make a lot of noise.