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Story: The tale of a wise person or sorceress, what she said, when she talked with us

Title

The tale of a wise person or sorceress, what she said, when she talked with us

Collection

Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks

Summary

The Bushman Doctor or Sorcerer (L II.-1. 273-275). An account of these people was also given in the Katkop dialect by Dia!kw√°in (L V.-3. 4122-4131), from whom we besides have two reports of cures performed upon himself. The first of these (L V.-3. 4132-4161, 4. 4162-4199) includes a speech made by the sorceress; the second relates how she cured him when injured by a Kafir (L V.-4. 4200-4230). The healer (or !gixa) !kwarra-an heals ('snores') Dia!kwain. Afterwards she tells his mother all about her work and complains about her treatment by the people. The healer does not wish to do good work because she is angry that the people do not pay her. There are additional notes about 'sneezing' (|kamma) and what comes out afterwards.

Comments

1) p.4131v: this happened to Dia !kwain when he was about eleven years old; the sorceress told this to his mother at the time when she cured him, 2) p.4135v: other sorcerers can take one 'quite' away, or kill a person, 3) p.4138v: a note in Dutch on Tornan Manier, or 'sorcerer's craft', 4) p.4155v: the name of a red stone (told to Dia!kwain by his mother), 5) p.4168v: the |xam name of a certain cricket, 6) p.4188v: about 'sneezing' (|kamma), 7) p.4190v: directing the contents of the sneeze, or sneezing 'rightly', 8) See also About the sorceress !kwarra-an and The story of a sorceress: that which she did when the Kafir had hurt my throat, she 'snored' me, when my throat was swollen and About sorcerers: when the sorcerer returns home after his work is done, 9) This story is found in Books V-3 and V-4

Contributors

Dia!kwain (David Hoesar) (V)

Date

23 January 1875 (started)

Categories

History (personal), Healing and ailing, Custom and daily life

Keywords

sorceress (a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , sorceress (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , sorceress (healer) , sorceress (!gixa) , sorceress (!kwarra-an) , sorceress (removes harm's things) , sorceress (who will not snore people) , sorceress (her speech) , sorceress (her lament) , sorceress (her complaint) , sorceress (her personal history) , sorceress (wants a knife) , sorceress (and sneezing) , sorceress (takes things out of body) , sorceress (her artery or great vein) , sorceress (is weary and old) , sorceress (her work is not easy) , sorceress (is angry) , sorceress (has killing power) , sorceress (her power has been taken away) , sorceress (the people mistreat her) , sorceress (her fight with people over payment) , sorceress (people forget her) , sorceress (her snoring power) , sorceress (people call her name) , sorceress (her nose is weak) , sorceress (and restoring dying) , sorceress (snores badly) , sorceress (is beaten by her husband) , sorceress (smells out illness) , sorceress (her methods of healing) , sorceress (and teaching of sorcerers) , sorceress (or wise woman) , sorceress (who snored Dia!kwain) , sorceress (her nose bleeds) , sorceress (her blood) , blood (a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , blood (healing with) , blood (its scent) , blood (the sorceress's nose-bleed) , blood (and sneezing illness) , blood (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , Dia!kwain (his personal history) , Dia!kwain (was healed as a boy) , Dia!kwain (and sorceress !kwarra-an) , Dia!kwain (a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , Dia!kwain (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , work (of sorcerer) , work (healing) , work (and a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , work (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , healing (by sorcerers) , healing (by snoring) , healing (by sneezing) , healing (a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , healing (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , healing (and 'Tornan Manier', or 'sorcerer's craft') , snoring (healing) , snoring (methods of) , snoring (a description of) , snoring (power) , snoring (good and bad) , snoring (a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , snoring (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , healers (sorcerers) , healers (!giten) , healers (the payment of) , healers (their good and bad work) , healers (who are rascals) , healers (who kill people) , healers (their snoring and sneezing work) , healers (stoop) , healers (their work is snored into veins) , healers (or Bushman doctor) , healers (the teaching of) , healers (their veins) , healers (their great vein or vertebral artery) , healers (and sorceress !kwarra-an) , healers (a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , healers (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , personal history (of sorceress !kwarra-an) , personal history (Dia!kwain is healed as a boy) , personal history (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , name (of a sorceress or healer) , name (the sorceress !kwarra-an) , name (used for a healer is !giten) , name (for sneezing is |kamma) , name (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , speech (made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , illness (and sneezing) , illness (and snoring) , illness (the healer's snoring and sneezing work) , illness (and a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , illness (healing) , illness (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , work (healer's snoring and sneezing work) , work (and a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , work (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , education (of healers) , education (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , nose (of a healer) , nose (nosebleeds and healing) , nose (and a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , nose (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , vein (the healer's great vein or vertebral artery) , vein (and a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , vein (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , sneezing (called |kamma) , sneezing (what comes out afterwards) , sneezing (healing with) , sneezing (of illness) , sneezing (and a speech made by the sorceress !kwarra-an) , sneezing (the tale of a wise person or sorceress) , sneezing (directing the contents of the sneeze, or sneezing 'rightly') , lament (of the sorceress !kwarra-an) , lament (the tale of a wise person or sorceress)

Story Pages

4132-4161 1/2, 4162-4199

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