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: Gawang the guardian of oaths
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York101:5
text: Gawang was also regarded as the guardian of oaths. When two villages decided to terminate a feud and conclude a peace pact, they invoked Gawang, swearing that any who broke the peace and disregarded their solemn oath should meet a speedy death.