The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: jungle and water spirits
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 16.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Ya-niu = jungle spirit - is like a man, has a hat with tushes, a spear with goat's hair, many ornaments. He is very tall. There is a place in Balang land where one can see a Ya-niu. Whoever meets a Ya-niu dies.
text: Niem = water spirit.