The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: protective charms against black magic
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Lunglam
date: Oting
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: I am talking about magic with Chingai. Here too they practice protective charms against black magic for which they like to use particular animals such as pigeons or ducks which they buy in the plains. (See notebook 10 p. 54). Before one goes hunting Hayang is evoked. It is noteworthy that Ha-yang literally means 'earth sky'.