The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Four. Religious Beliefs and Practices
caption: Wanchu beliefs about the land of the dead, a mirror of this world
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
location: Niaunyu (Niaunu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York94:1
text: The Wanchus believed that everything on this earth had a counterpart in the land of the dead. "Below Niaunu," they told me "there is a corresponding village, the Niaunu of the nether world, and below the chief's house there is again a chief's house." However, they added, whereas "there are many chiefs on this earth, there is only one ruler of the nether world."