The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook three

caption: gods , spirits and the dead
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu
date: 7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 7.1936-12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (59) There is only one Shang-Ghagang (Shang = sky) but there are many Gashis in different places within the earth. Yim-ching - the village of the dead.
text: At the funerals they say: [konyak] "Yim-ching goes, water crossed".
text: Akong-do-tangba, the lord of the land of the dead. The dead men bring some madhu with them. When they meet him they give it to him. He drinks it (60) and lets them pass. There are two ways, one for the ordinary "good" man leading to a good place, and one for apothia death people leading to a bad place. The dead go to the south. Only the skulls of important men are put in stone cists.