The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: a particular marriage
caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: wedding ritual ; sacrifice of chicken
medium: books
person: Yoyong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York78:2
text: Subsequently, Yoyong, the go-between, took a small chicken and, touching the bride's hair with it, invoked Gawang, the sky god. He prayed that the bride should be as fertile as a ficus tree and live to a ripe old age. He strangled the chicken and placed it beside the mainpost of the house as an offering to Gawang.