The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: gods
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Namsang
date: 21.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.9.1936-21.3.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (131) Yungyan lives in the earth and is hostile to men, making them die.
text: Ga-shi lives also in the earth and is thought female. (132) Yimbi is in the sky.
text: Ghawang is in the sky too, he is above all, not only above the Konyaks, but he is also the lord of all other people. Akongdedangba is like "the father of the dead" and "like a sentry". He keeps a huge fire burning under a platform, if a man can't give him a chunga with madhu and food offerings he puts him on this platform. The apothia death men do not come to Akongdedangba.