The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: genna at rock from which rice came
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 25.9.1936
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: They still perform a genna at the rock after the rice harvest. An old man from each of the two morung groups carries it out. They sacrifice with the words "earth eat, Ghagang eat, sky eat". Then they eat the chicken (rooster), the stone is sprinkled with the blood and some madhu.