The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: origins of mankind
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 24.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: (149) Wakching 24/3/1937
text: Informant: Ahon
text: Rhan-dzap-o-dzu, the mythical bird which keeps clean the hole through which the waters of the earth flow off.
text: Bhaikop gumrha = the big [] out of which all men come.
text: There is also a story about a great flood, but not all men were drowned. Those on high places survived. There is also a stone on a peak near Chi which is said to have been carved by the flood.