The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook seven

caption: the first great flood
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: (138) Em - Namsang language (Wem-niu maikok = Wakching) the plant that first grew after the great flood.
text: Hanteponiu is a mythical bird which always keeps clear the hole through which the waters of the earth flow off. During the great flood a man and a woman were in a boat and while all other beings were drowned, they were saved. They were like gods, not ordinary men.