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: feeding of skulls of dead
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York94:4
text: The periodic feeding of the skulls of the dead, both those of kinsmen and those of slain enemies, was also indicative of a belief in the power of the soul matter which remained on this earth, while the 'yaha' had long settled down to a new life in the next world.