The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook ten

caption: gods
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
date: 8.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.2.1937-11.4.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (76) The two Hagang Shopong talks of: Long-tung-wang resides in the direction of Assam. He sits on a throne ("a seat like a Sahib's seat") but this throne is not on the ground but on the water. He has a servant and four enormous dogs with hanging ears. Once he (Ha-yang) suggested to Shopong to kill and eat one of these dogs and to eat it with him, Hayang. But Shopong didn't dare to do it. He also ordered Shopong to climb up to the moon, which Shopong duly did. (77) Long-hung-wang resides in the direction of Chongwe, on a mountain. He has no dogs but also a servant. He is dressed like a Naga and has long hair and a long beard.