The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: genna made at a tree which was struck by lightning
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Shiong
date: 1.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: (152) Genna made at a tree which was struck by lightning:
text: The old men approach the tree holding banana leaves in front of them and say: [konyak] 'sky path be well pleased'. Then they kill a chicken and put the head, legs and wings on stakes near the tree. (153) The man who kills the chicken is of Doalim clan, one is of Niem-lim and one of Wangnaulim. The latter is the oldest man of the morung and therefore acts at that genna.