The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: thunder
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 23.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (9) Ngan-shem is the clan which makes the genna for thunder. Anybody of this clan takes a cock (as red as possible) and goes to the place which was struck by lightning. There he kills the cock and says: [konyak]. This is said to Ghagang. This man cooks the cock on the spot and eats it all by himself.