The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: were-tigers
medium: notes
person: Lem-ang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 24.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (24) When Lem-ang roams at night as a tiger, and somebody kills the tiger, Lem-ang would die too. Once near Longkhai several tigers, and among them Lem-ang, killed a mithan. The tiger which had first hit the tiger [mithan] eat first (as it is the custom) he was fired at and killed. The other tigers escaped.