The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: fishing and hunting ritual
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 27.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (188) Informants: Chingyang, Dzeam-ang.
text: There is apparently no ceremony for rain-making or for fine weather. Kongon has a rain making ceremony.
text: If a man goes hunting and fires at an animal only wounding it, then he goes home and makes a sacrifice of one chicken for Ghawang, as he thinks that Ghawang may be displeased. [] (189) Before a hunter goes hunting he may perform the chicken sacrifice described in NB. []
text: Some people make a sacrifice for the net they use for fishing and sprinkle the blood on the net and say: "Ghawang, catfish, he-fish, ngon-fish, shon-fish, all all give" [konyak].