The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: supernatural sanctions for adultery
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York84:2
text: Marital fidelity was also sustained by a belief in supernatural sanctions. Gawang, the sky god, withheld sons from men who deceived their wives and slept with other women. Similar consequences resulted from a wife's adultery. Thus, it was said that the senior wife of the Ang of Longkhai had no sons because she had had a love affair with her husband's half-brother.