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Story: Beating a stone on the ground

Title

Beating a stone on the ground

Collection

Lucy Lloyd !kun notebooks

Summary

Beating a stone upon the ground protects the people from lightning. Only women beat stones on the ground. !nanni's (?) paternal grandmother did this and said 'Fall into the water!' and the lightning (or rain) fell into the water.

Comments

1) The |xam are also recorded as beating stones on the ground when praying (see |nu-!ke or magicians who have died still possess power, and ‚Ȇkamme-an's prayer to them in |xam Book V-11), 2) This story is found in Book XI & XII-4

Contributors

!nanni (XI)

Date

8 February 1880

Categories

Custom and daily life, History (personal)

Keywords

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Story Pages

9298

Page Images

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