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: part of the personality remains and benefits the living
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York94:2
text: While at death a 'yaha' went to the land of the dead, another part of the personality remained attached to the skull and was capable of benefiting the living in various ways. This soul matter was called 'mio' and was entirely distinct from the 'yaha.'