The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: journey and land of dead
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 29.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: (cf. NB 14 p. 41ff.)
text: The dead go to the south through Chongwe; they enter the earth []. The land of the dead Lom-bu. Those who were Angs in this life will be Angs in the next life. The life at Lombu is similar to this life. (122) On the half way there is an old woman (Ta-yoi-nu) and an old man (Ta-yoi-ba) (identical with Doloba and Doloniu). They ask the dead where they come from, what clans they belong to, and of what death they died. They send those who have died a natural death to a good path, those who were killed by tigers are sent another way, and those who were drowned another way, so are those who fell from a tree and women who died in childbirth - all go different ways.