The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: eggs as war magic
medium: diaries
location: Kongan
date: 29.9.1936
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
seealso: notebook 7,p.56
text: (76) While sitting in the Lingba morung I noted the most important gennas of the yearly cycle (see notebook 7 p. 56 following). Kongan too uses eggs as a war magic as warriors wrap themselves and their weapons with it as soon as they step on enemy territory.