The Timan Gawai Amat of the Iban of the Baleh river, Sarawak

night sky

1:

figure

meaning

:27

mottled lizard

sky

:28

leaves of saban (dracaena plant)

3 stars of Orion's belt

:29

feathers of long-tailed parakeets

Pleiades

decorative conventions etc.

1:

the decorated etc.

the pattern

:45

arms, tattooing on

squirrel's tail pattern

:61

hinges of door, creaking of

civet cat digging

:62

door-sill nailed to floor

embraced by woman

:63

floor-planks

pythons bloated with prey

:64

mats

criss-cross patterns

:76

ikat jacket

frogs as pattern

:115

dish

flying swallows as pattern

:140

longhouse-post

cobra [should be "dragon"]

2:



: 23

loincloth worn by men

black striped with red

3:



: 174, 213

jar

white lizard design

5:



:33

necklaces

cobras [cf. necklace of S`iva]

:35

bracelets

centipedes

:37

ear-pendants

hornets

:39

tied around waists

tiger-skin

stimulants

1:

substance

simile

:54

pinan (betel nut)

the brain of a prawn

:56

tobacco

fern-root

expulsions, as if of drifting logs

1:

The daemon of __

into the __

:98

misfortune

sea

:99

falsehood

tides

:100

disorder

river

:101

madness

mist

:108, fn. kijan (barking deer) does (hinds) metamorphose into female forest-spirits, who "entice unwary Iban males to their deaths."

poisons

1:

name

in Latin [fn.]

effect [fn.]

:131

tubai

Derris elliptica

poisoning fishes

:132

ipoh

Antiaria toxicaria

blowgun-dart poison

:133

kepayan

Pangium edule

nuts poisonous until leached in water

no danger

1:

in our __

1:

after (when) [we] __

:168

walking-by parents-in-law

:169

have travelled that crimson country of the dead where coffins hang

:170

walking-by uncles-in-law

:171

have been to the land where noxious plants abound

:172

meeting with ogres in red turbans

:173

shed in sacrifice blood of white swine

:174

swimming in front of crocodiles

:175

their jaws are wedged apart with wooden stakes

:176

walking-by spotted bears

:177

while high in tree they forage for fruits

to call gatherings to discuss

1:

discuss __

1:

even though not completed __ (have just done __)

:207

felling of the forest

:208

storing of padi

:209

surprise attacks

:210

smoking of trophy-heads

:211

setting of traps

:212

drugging-stunning of fish

:213

hunting with packs of hounds

:214

putting up wild pigs

:216

collecting of bamboo

:217

making of baskets

:218

collecting of ginger

:219

testing of dyeing

:220

collecting fibers for ikat dyeing

:221

weaving of fabric

:222

setting up of looms

:223

completed fabric

:219, fn. dyeing is kayau indu ("warpath of the women")

2 deities absent from convocation

1:

deity

signification

:232

+Mother of Animals

[fn.] pukan (pygmy squirrel)

:236

Lan

god of war


itinerary of Bunai Nuin & Punga to invite Lan

2:

domain of __

characteristics

plants

animals

:45

Tunkut Maut

saieth: "cannot walk" (malingerer)

orchids

civet-cat

:56

Gamaran Lampon

Spirit of the Knife

rattans

cobra

:65

Ulop

Spirit of the Spear

lilies


:73

Rigai

Spirit of the Shield



:80

Aji

Spirit of Charms

turmeric


:88

Walimpa "who lives in a jar" {jinni^?}

Spirit of the Pouch

fallen leaves


:97


Spirit of the Caltrop


lizards & catfish

:104

Tedon


submerged tree-trunk

water-snake

:105

Beriak



white lizard

:112

crocodile




:120

serpent

coiled about mountain



:128

fish

guarding trees

berried lianas


:138

Marau

Spirit of War-Canoe

paired leaves


:145

grey heron


lily


:153

+Sinai Intau

bat shaman

banana plants


:164

Apai Nendak

w. building materials

palms

barking deer

:173

Entin

bone



:174

Duyah = Apai Ketupon

w. scabbard



:183

Apai Beragai

divining-necklace; w. shamanic quartz

red herbs


:194

Apai Bejampon

w. hibiscus

coffin-tree

civet-cat

:203

Bumbun Bulan

on curved hill {= Culhuacan?}



:204

Apai Papau

tassels; w. blood



:216

Apai Pankas

w. tempest



:226

Apai Membuas

w. stone flake

pelai-tree of buttress-roots


drumskins

2:

drumskin made from skin of __

to summon __

:252-255

monkey

the insubstantial dead

:272

human

the deities

conditions required by gods before their coming for feast praeceding expedition

2:

in land where __ form

2:

condition

2:

lest be outwitted by women of __

:314

red clouds

:316

brains spattered all-over jars

:317

Pangau

:319

waterfalls

:321

smoking of trophy-heads

:322

Gelon

expedition by Lan's son-in-law Ketupon to his own mother's father Benkon, after hearing as augury (3:15) "the sobbing of a Brahminy kite."

3:

member

title

:34

Kunc^it

Clutcher of Sword-Scabbards

:35, 85

Empulo

Spool of Yarn

:36, 86

Enkerasak

Shaft of Blowgun-Dart

:87

Pankas

Spear-Ring of Brass

:88, 41-42

Galiga Tandan = Bejampon

motionless tree-log; uncrackling fallen leaves

:89

Beragai

father of C^alega Lampon

:90

Ketupon

bird of speckled feathers

:91

Embuas

bird of good omen

:92

Lan

Ever-Victorious Fighting Cock

ordeals undergone by Lan's son Aji, at instance by Lan

3:

ordeal

3:

how he survived

:99

was "hung with a thread from the crown of lofty tree"

:101

helped by Nyedia, spirit of bee-trees

:102

in deep pool, but undevoured by crocodiles

:103

[?squirrel-]charm

:105-106

at edge of sky, but undevoured by giants

:107

of common descent with giants

:108

climbed mountain 7 days sweatlessly

:109

swiftlet-charm

dreams by members of war-party

3:

member

3:

dream

:130

Ketupon

:131

rambutan fruits

:132

Beragai

:133

grabbing a fish as it swam in river

:134

Bejampon

:135

felling tree-home of white-breasted hornbill

:136

Pankas

:137

thrusting hand into sepent's lair

:140

Lan Sinalan Buron

:144-145

digging-up fish-poison roots; capturing braceleted bear for snail-fossicking children

places of members of war-party

3:

member

percheth on a __

:43

Empulu

flower-bud

:44

Enkejira

notched log

:45

Enkerasak

tip of rafter

:166

Papau

spinning-wheel

:167

Beragai

notched ladder

:168

Nendak

roosting-board

:169

Bejampon

verandah-rail

:170

Ketupon

hearth

landscape travelled through by the expedition

3:

landscape (abode)

3:

of __

:21

"valley where tarsiers forge adzes of iron"

:23-24

Bamboo Spirit (of charred bamboo-containers for cooking rice) & his wife +Spirit of Leftover Rice

:161-162

"the ridge lit by the morning sun, A mountain teeming with gibbons"

{cf. Kemetian baboon-gods saluting the morning sun}

:163 sq.

Benkon (= Kumpai Berendam, :164) in whose back are steel blades still embedded (:218) & in whose forehead bronze darts are still (:219), while he spake {cf. Bhis.ma in whose living body arrows remained embedded while he uttered the "Moks.a-dharma", according to the Maha-bharata}

returning warriors' victory-calls, like buzzing of "flies" (3:244)

3:

sound of call

by __

victory-call causing __

:241

piercing

Ketupon

door of the moon is shattered

:242

long-drawn-out

Beragai

clouds begin to fall

dreams by wives of warriors

3:

dream

3:

usually foretelleth __

:247

spinning on the gallery

:248

bringing of grain

:249

sugar-cane

:250

splitting of palm-fronds

itinerary of Lan

4:

land of __

abode of __; characteristics

:34

Sanpapan Parai

w. Sakuri spotted (with disease) woman

:39

Sagangan

spirit of dracaena

:42

Sa Uton Uton

Sailan Ilan

:47

grandmother +Gendai


:49

Jaban b. Lan

eagle's claws {cf. Soma}

:59

Mas Manjan

w. Jawai Sakurai

:67

Selempan Pait the cricket

bamboo

:68

Lumau

f. Gelau the blowfly

:75

Aban Gelau the blowfly

w. ladder of clouds

:83

C^alali Lalin

dracaena flowers

:91

Ganali the water-snake

waterfall

:102

spirit who praeventeth failure, ensureth success


:115

Nirau

gecko-charm

:123

Sunkat Pandak

Sepatah Lidi; oil-filter

:131

shark

w. Saur, blade-sharpener

:139

Suri Ai

Sebilit Lanit with headdress; w. Seri

:166

Malau the emmet

spirit of resin (for glue)

:170

Guiak spirit of fish-traps

Lambon; w. Salaja Lajan

:182

Tambon the diviner


:186

Jaban Sedendam

flutes

:198

Sempadai

Sempetoh

:202

San Ganton

w. insect gliding on water

:205

Puyan

guardian of resting-places

:206

Jamit


:207

Lawai Pangai

at door of sky

:208

Lawai Pangah

w. Jawai of sparks

:212

Rengi

Laja; w. Sudan

:216

Juban

in trunk of pelai-tree

:217

Mangie


:219

Jarah the striped stork

at the crossroads {= Es^u?}

attempts to open pintu langit ("door of the skies")

4:

warrior

4:

his jacket of __

4:

[lightning-]bolts over the __ and the Kantu

4:

spear sharpened on whetstone given by __

:226

Bakubu (= speckled bird ketupon, :227)

:228

velvet

:235

Kayan

:242

cricket

:243

Papau

:244

gold

:250

Pen

:256

serpent

:263

Lan the leader of leaders



:284

[Balau]



leaps by entourage of Lan onto rock beyond opening into sky

4:

leaper

rock leapt onto

:287

Ketupon

jar

:291

Beragai

farmhouse

:295

Bejampon

white cotton-hank

:298

Papau

in mud-lake

itinerary through lands beyond the sky

4:

land of __

4:

abode of __

:304

Inkat (tarsier)

:305

Benkan (loris)

:308

Biku

:309

+Empon

:318

Likup

:320

long-armed

:322

rock Bedan = Mt. Nyamanga Renjan

:324

Langon of Manila (Luzon?)

:327

tortoise-carapace

:328

Nisit

:329

rayed yellow sky

:330

Sabubu Ulin s. ogre Nisin

:332

wind-swept rock

:333

one-armed footless ogre

:334

plateau

:335

antient earth-spirit

:336

rain-&-sunshine

:337

Buga {in Colombia?}, b. ogre Setua Tuie

:338

rock of tree-frogs

:339

amber-glowing-hot-backed Dugas

:340

crimson-glow

:341

spirits separated from humans

:343

sky-ladder

:344

Suka Sagadok of dark clouds

:345

shuddering sky

:346

Saragadam divider of night from day

:348

glinting skerry

:349

water-king of oars

:350

sandy beach

:351

Sramugah owner of world-egg

:352

hanging gong



:354

brass bangles

:355

eagle Garuna [Garutman] Bedali

:358

Batan Ai river

:359

wife-seeker

:377

Jadan diamond

:378

Jadam = Unkok of wealth; w. Utak spirit of treasury

:391

C^alin yellow-striped

:392

Nira clad in many-colored jacket {cf. Yo^sep}

:396

sky ladder

:397

Bulah Blaka

:404

ladder of moon

:404

Sanuyan the spirit of boats

:405

ladder of brass

:405

Sagalah the spirit of storehouses

:410

Buron Undan the wreathed hornbill

:411

Sepu Bara the ember

:418

stockade

:421

Sa Iba Iba, where road to Afterworld beginneth

:423

Limban river in Land of the Dead

:422

+Sudan: tending fearsome bridge to the Afterworld

:427

Nirok

:428

bird Ara; w. embroiderer

:435

Babulin

:436

Maluda; w. Kanc^in

:442

Sa Kuan Kapon the cuckoo

:443

Ulop the spirit of the cooking-stand (trivet)

:449

rembai fruit (yellow)

:450

Marara bird-king; w. Dayan Sludan

:459

Laja cicada-spirit

:460

Sa Ilin Ilin

:467

Tarantan Bejit the cicada

:468

Malana; w. yam

:475

Ramba

:476

Tuan Atam of belled headdress; w. resin-fire (torch?)

:483

Laja Gila Kac^uan in clay

:484

Remaun the tiger-spirit; w. Yak

:493

Betuah

:494

Nendai

:503

Antu Gayu spirit of long life

:504

Antu Lama

:511

Biku youngest of the gods

:512

+Pantan Inan Jadia, her h. is Datu Au Tuan Baginda

:519

Sampandai

:520

Sampetok the blacksmith; w. blanket

:527

Sa Ugan Ugan iron

:528

Sa Angam Angam of hands

:534

menuan trees

:536

Jembu on boulder; w. Lemok

:544

Beta

:545

bard; w. Lulon

:552

Sa Uga Uga

:553

Sa Uman; w. the star moon-stone

:560

Pulan Gana

:561

Merum

:571

+Manyian s. of Sapulan

:572

+Manyaia s. of Pulan Gana; her h. Patingi Deman

:584

Baketan Manju

:585

Baketan Manyam

:595

Enselua

:596

C^in Ulin

:605

Aban Ranuan the millipede

:606

plugger of areca; w. Suli insect

routes

4:

the route of __

is __

:622

hunters with hounds

glowing with embers

:623

snarers of birds

strewn with feathers of Argus pheasants

:624

hunters with blowguns

strewn with dead gibbons

:625

setters of swine-traps

blocked with newly-cut undergrowth

:626

the brave

strewn with human jaws & teeth

:627

the wealthy

valuable jars

:628

farmers

bins full of padi


beautiful

4:

is (are) __

likened unto __

:664

scorched forest

striped turban

:665

scaffoldings whence trees are felled

framework of hut

:666

posts surmounted by hornbill icons


:667

rods of whittled wood as pounders for crushing poisonous roots


:668

bathing-place overhung by tree

flight of locust

:669

tree-fruit

tinkling bells

:670

fishing-lines at river-banks


:671

eroded river-banks

shield

:672

rambutan-tree


:673

ground rooted-up by swine

hoed ground

sounds made, while splashing in swimming-pool, by the wives of warriors

4:

by wife of __

4:

likened unto __

:712

Ketupon

:713

gong beaten in alarm

:714

Beragai

:715

rain-shower

:716

Pankas

:717

wild ferns being cut

:718

Kutok

:719

6 maidens pounding padi

magnificent, elegant

4:

the __ of the men

4:

matched by the __ of the women

:726

cotton loincloths

:727

patterned skirts with tinkling bells on hems

:728

brass ear-rings

:729

ear-pendants

:730

plaited fern-fibers adorning calves of legs

:731

ivory bracelets

:732

black arm-bands

:733

shell bracelets

women's flowers

4:

woman

of __

__ flower [in her hair-bun]

:737-738

Lulon

Gelon

crimson

:740-741

Jawai

Pangau

white

:795

Dara Mentaba

[wife of Lan]

wild orchid

:796

Sulah


wild lily

:797

Langu Bunai


"Bud of the Red Hibiscus"

curses pronounced on Ketukon by sunhat-wearing woman divorced 16 times in month, because her breasts were fondled by him without permission from her

4:

curse

4:

how curse is evaded

:760

not to know way into enemy territory

:761

take a head

:762

blowgun-poison faileth to kill

:763

100s of monkeys fall

:764

flash-flood while fishing

:765

summon twice a dry-season

:766

lose way while hunting with hounds

:767

animal-charm

retaliatory curses pronounced by Ketukon upon that woman

4:

curse

4:

how curse is evaded

:768

failure of dew-fall on cotton for weaving

:769

charm for controlling weather

:770

inability to work the loom

:771

charm for refreshing herself

asked to immolate pig

4:

name

characteristic

:859

Galayan

loquacious

:861

Gluma


:863

Tuton


:865

Pau


:867-8

Karon Besi = Bujan Tuai

spirits of tongs

:873-4

+Sagado Telu Buron = +Dayan Serenan

receiveress of liver

routes to feast

5:

traveller

5:

via

5:

obstacle

5:

means of overcoming obstacle

:51

Galagih

:53

rotating stone

:55

giant with deformed elbows & spindly knees

:57

[headdresses]

:60

Ketupon

:61

cataract with 8 falls

:62

boat sank

:62

[bailer]

:64

Beragai

:65

ridge in sunshine



:67

sunhat

:68

Bejampon

:69

promontory

:70

lost in undergrowth

:71

pig's snout

:72

Pankas

:73

region shaded from moonlight

:74

absolute darkness

:75

glowing ember

praise-names for warriors

5:

from __

name

former praise-name

latter praise-name

:156

Gelon




:158


Pau

Unmovable tree Stump

Perfume of Camphor

:161


Tuton

Bringeth Ill-Augury to Naught

Bellows of Forge

:164


Murai Gading

Whose Bones Lack Marrow

Iron Adze

:167

Pangau




:168


Rengan

Implanter of Bamboo Stakes

Young Bamboo-Shoot

:171


Pandak Sagatak

Swaggering Gait

Brass-Plated Pole

:174


Punga

Fighting Cock

Night-Flying Bat

:177


Laja

Anchor

Palm-Frond Canopy

:187


Klin

Pillar

Mighty Giant, Brave

:198

"Towering Ridge"




:199


Kutok

Spear with Twisted Blade

Torching of Port

:203


Papau

Dryness for Swidden-Firing

Torching of Lofts

:207


Beragai

Tassel

Rainbow-Torch

:215


Ketupon

Clouds as Bedstead

War Canoe

:225

banana lands




:228


Pulan Gana eld.

Inspirer of Padi-Farmer; Wise in All Seasons

Rattan-Lashing of Grain-Jars

:233


Pulan Gana yng.

Owner of 2*8 Granaries; Talked-of by Feast-Goers

Compartmented-Cabinet for Storing Gold Nuggets

:236


C^ananumMaluda

Elder from Hornbill-Nesting-Stream; Great King of Palace on Sloping Mountain

Seed-Basket Taken to Swidden when Stars Mark the Sowing-Time

:240


Ribai

Bundan


Long Hair like Squirrel's Tail; Long Arms for Measuring Jungle-Lianas

Rattan Threshing-Frame

:244


Ranuan

Boss of Brass Gong

Musical Instrument

:248


Raon "toad"

Bundle of Poisonous Roots for Lake

Ginger-Roots Soaked in Bowl in Safeguarding Swidden

:252


Inkat "tarsier"

Land Flattened by Turmeric

Drum for Summoning Spirits

:256


Blankiyan "mottled lizard"

Telling Darkness from Dusk

Winnowing-Tray for Padi

:260


Tuc^ok "gecko"

Cough that is Heard from Tree-Tops

Aban Ladok Whose Voice Pointeth to Rubber Trees

:265

others




:266


Masa Manjan

gold-capped teeth-serrations = Hanging-Liana in Rows of 2*8

Patroller of Igan River-Mouth; Thunder & Rain

:270


Buron Malam

ageing father of Gelau the Blowfly

Patroller of Kanowit River-Mouth; Barbed Spear

makers younger than Lan

5:

maker

5:

action

5:

thing made

:277

Sramugah

:278

divided mawan-fruit

:279

hills & ridges

:281

Migu

:282

gave trees 1000 names

:283

branches & roots of trees

:285

Seragindit

:286

as cock's comb

:286

stretched out the sky

:289

Segendi



:290

divided 1000 streams

:293

Seraginon

:294

pig's snout

:294

shaped the headlands

creators of same age as Lan

5:

creator

5:

characteristic (creation)

:298

Sepu Bara

:298

glowing ember

:299

Sekulan Kasan

:299

wreathed hornbill

:300

Biku

:301

grasses

:302

Mentala

:303

humans

:304

Mansor

:305

Kapuas river

:306

Badam

:307

the moon

to maintain his youthfulness, Lan obtaineth

5:

__-charm

from __

:312

dryad

forest

:313

moon

king of the stars

:314

kingcrab

youngest of the prawns

:334

banana-fruit

[plucked at night]

creations by Lan

5:

creation

:316

boulders

:318

pool abounding with fish

:320

biro (wild palms, its leaves for sunhats) of the river Nemah

:321-322

beetrees of the river Merirai

:323-324

outlet of the river Rejan

:325

Klamuai pool in the Batan Ai

:327

Nyamok rapid [in the river Menuan]

:329

Matup rapid [in the river Rejan]

inebriants

5:

foods

5:

animal

5:

inebriant

5:

metaphor for inebriant

:342

coconuts & beans

:343

great lizards

:344

rice-wine

:345

hounds' vomit

:346

corn & smoked fish

:347

gibbons

:348

fermented corn-juice

:349

ipoh sap

bowls for rice-wine

5:

woman

5:

origin of her bowl

5:

circumstances of its origin

:356

+Kuman

:358

her brother Pandak Sagatak

:358-359

begot it on a demented female spirit who, after 7 adulteries, gave birth to a fatherless child

:360

+Lulon

:362

her grandmother Baginan

:363

it was begotten [by] king of crocodiles while wooden stake was wedged between his gaping jaws

men's dance

5:

by __

as __

5:

title

his wife is

:381, 386

Klin

cucumber

:353

Treasure-Laden Loft

+Kuman

:382, 387

Laja

swordfish

:352

Towering Canopy

+Lulon

:389

Lan

bats' flight

:374

Wealthy One


female spirits tending to pumpkin-seed, unsuccessfully (it continuing to lament)

5:

category

name

lady (spirit) of __


dream-spirits



:410



fleeting shadows

:412



lamp of the night

:416


+Igau



house-spirits



:419



spirit of the jar

:424



rafter-spirit

:428



door-spirit

:432



spirit of floors of rooms

:436



spirit of earthen hearth

:440



spirit of trivet

:444



spirit of window

:448



spirit of planks

:451



spirit of mortar

:455



spirit of pestles

:459



spirit of winnowing-tray

:463



brass box


fish-spirits



:486


+Kanaiau Bejau

Sangau Mian river in Afterworld

:488


+Sudan

small

:491


+Jawai

striped

:495



tiny


forest-spirits



:496



mawan-fruit

:500


+Berenai

tobacco


snake-spirits



:503


+Ranawai


:512



python


miscellaneous



:525



puffed rice

:528


+Selipan Lipat

driftwood

:530



tree-spurs

:532



tapan tree

:535



valley of bones, clattering

:537



chopping sound

:538


+Seluntan Antin

cotton-spinning

:540


+Sa Ulok Ulok

weaving


bird-spirits



:544


+Limu


:550


+C^ambai


:557


+Rion


:563


+Dambak



sky-spirits



:571


+Lanuan

thunder

:574



lightning

:578



banana moon-phase

:580



clustering fruits = pillars of clouds

:583



brass Pleiades

:585



anvil constellation

:587



rainbow

:590



headband constellation

:592



rolling thunder

:593


+C^an Kac^awa

sunset

:596


+Riti

bangle-constellation


Gelon



:601


+Semalau Ijau

with a black stripe on her back

:603


+Enc^erenga

holding children upside-down

:605


+Lalawai

at night where men sleep

:609


+Balu Belinyu

singing to all guests

:611



woman's bead-necklace


Pangau



:624


+"Maize Blossom"

"the stars that sleepwalk"

:626


+"Bean Blossom"

flower-patterned mat

:628


+"Gambier Leaf"

wrapper for betel

:630


+Tual Ipal

silver girdle

:632



spirit of scarf

:634


+Salindan


manan bali (male transvestite shamans) tending pumpkin-seeds successfully, inducing it to laugh at the ludicrous spectacle of men (male transvestite shamans) posing as women

5:

manan bali

character

:638

C^undan

waved bird in blessing

:639

Benya

shell-bangles on arm

:640

Lankup

same name

:641

Tintili

from fire-lit river

:642

Nyara

rattan

:643

Mambol


:644

Lambon


:651

Nuta


:654

Guyak


tree-roots sought for sword-hilt

6:

root of __

nature

:91

babai

slippery

:95

guava

not durable

:100

jackfruit

palms of hands

:102

uc^on

knee-joints

whetstones, magical types of (for sharpening sword)

6:

whetstone of __

6:

location

:261

wild bees

:262

Mt. Sepali

:266

serpent

:267

Mt. Entimau

:271

gecko

:272

Mt. Sadok

:276

lightning

:277

Mt. Samayan

:283

angon (sky-rock)


in the sky

:285

caterpillar


in waxing moon

:288

leech



tree-buttress-woods sought for scabbard of sword

6:

wood

nature

:353

pelai

unpolishable

:355

gerungan

warpable

:357

ubah


:361

tekam


:366

nyilu

squirrel-like

:374

tapan

duping

:380

mikai

monkey-like

insects used

6:

insect

used on __

:497

lice

warp-threads of loom

:573

"horns" of mosquito

waistband for scabbard

winnowers of padi

7:

name

description

:124

+Singar

with cleft forehead {cf. Olmec}

:131

+Sedu

wailer of death-dirge

:132

+Sudan

of flower-bouquet

land requaested

7:

land

from __

the __

:201

hilly

+Jabua

mouse

:202

spacious

+Nyamba

cockroach

ogres successively joining expedition by Lan as it passeth through their territory

7:

ogre

characteristics

:287

Ganulin

8-eared ambusher in a defile

:293

Kamba


:294

Selda Lupai


:301

Galiga Tandan

white-backed human-brain-gobbler

:302

Rimon

to whose knees leeches cling

:309

Junti

one-toothed

:310

Jemain

long-feeted; w. Udin

:319

Dempi


:320

Abo

haunting-voiced; w. chopping-block

misidentified omen-animals

8:

misidentifier

misidentification

7:

correct identity

location

:107

Pandak Sagatak

moniter lizard

:108

gecko

rafters

:109

Punga

long-tailed monkey

:110

cat

rooftop

:111

Sempurai Gundai

squirrel

:112

cockroach

shaman-s basket

:113

Bunai Nuin

leaf-eating monkey

:114

mouse

gnawing bin

kinsmen (all ogres) called to by Lan

8:

kinsman

characteristic

:165

Nyemanga

with bloodshot eyen

:170

Lasu

with distorted face {cf. Iroquois "False Faces"}

:173

Bundak

of partially shaved head

:176

antu bujan "young ogre"

the long-striding

:354

Nisin

4-fingered inducer of abortions

protective charms made from insects

8:

"whiskers" (antennae) of __

against __

:331

sandflies

ghostly carriers of deadly plague

:380

emmets

leech

trees proposed for use of their bark

8:

proposer

tree for bark

use

:500

Mangie

entile

shamans' charm-containers

:503

Papau

pudo

ordinary containers

:508

Beragai

ara

bins for padi

:537

Ketupon

tekalon

mats


James Jemut Masing: The Coming of the Gods. Vol. 2. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National U., Canberra, 1997

comparative

Iban

12 Hmon souls (p.113)

is pursued by shaman's __ (p. 113)


1st "jutting out shadow"

hawks

4:622 hunters with hounds

2nd "running bull"

hounds

2:164 barking-deer

3rd reindeer


4:459, 467 cicada

4th cicada


5:174 fighting-cock

5th chicken



6th

wild ducks (?)

6:497 warp-threads

7th breath (= satin thread, p. 114)


5:381, 386 cucumber

8th source of cucumbers & of pumpkins


4:628 bins full of padi

9th years of rice (in bags)


5:307, 313 moon

10th sun & moon


5:164 bones lack marrow

11th bamboo (in marrow, p. 114)



12th

elephants (?)





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INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TRANS-OCEANIC RESEARCH BOOKS, 5. = Miha`ly Hoppa`l & Keith D. Howard (eds.): Shamans and Cultures. Akade`miai Kiado`, Budapest, 1993. pp. 111-119 Jacques Lemoine: "The Diagnosis of Disease as a 'Shamanic Equation' among the Hmong of Laos and Thailand".