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Story: The coming of the Mantis [the mantis] to sit upon the quiver of the Bushman father at home foretells the shooting of a hartebeest

Title

The coming of the Mantis [the mantis] to sit upon the quiver of the Bushman father at home foretells the shooting of a hartebeest

Collection

Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks

Summary

The |kaggen (or the mantis) that sits on the hunter's quiver foretells that the owner has successfully shot and killed a hartebeest on the hunting-ground. If the hunter's wife kills or drives away the |kaggen the hartebeest will recover and live because it, as well as the |kaggen, has not been respected. The game must be respected in order to kill it successfully.

Comments

1) pp.5173-5260 were translated in April 1912; except for pp.5206-5209, 2) Date on p.5261: 14 September; p.5296: 22 September, 3) An insert pasted on the inside of the back cover (of Book V-16): appears to be the last sentence of p.5260 and concerns |kaggen (the Mantis), 4) See also The Moon, 5) p.5299v: Dia!kwain heard this story from his mother (‚Ȇkamme-an) and father (Xaa-ttin) , 6) This story is found in Books V-16 and V-17

Contributors

Dia!kwain (David Hoesar) (V)

Date

September 1875

Categories

Custom and daily life, Portention, Plants and animals

Keywords

|kaggen (mantis) , |kaggen (the coming of foretells the shooting of a hartebeest) , |kaggen (its actions while people sleep) , |kaggen (its actions at sunset) , |kaggen (its actions when a hartebeest has been shot) , |kaggen (people's actions when it appears) , |kaggen (wants to see whether people want the game to die) , |kaggen (addresses the hartebeest) , |kaggen (seeks the man who has shot the hartebeest) , |kaggen (is the hartebeest's thing) , |kaggen ('knows things') , |kaggen (accounting for its actions) , |kaggen (prevents the killing of the hartebeest) , |kaggen (deceives) , |kaggen (teachings about) , |kaggen (if people drive it away) , |kaggen (prohibitions regarding its treatment) , |kaggen (respecting) , |kaggen (and respecting the game) , |kaggen (wants the hartebeest to live) , |kaggen (its actions foretell the killing of the hartebeest) , |kaggen (its things) , |kaggen (sits on the hunter's quiver) , hartebeest (the coming of |kaggen foretells the shooting of one) , hartebeest (its actions when wounded) , hartebeest (how its wound is cooled) , hartebeest (must not hear things) , hartebeest (the actions of people when they hear it is wounded) , hartebeest (and the treatment of |kaggen) , hartebeest (|kaggen revives it) , hartebeest (what happens if it smells food or hears a child's cry) , hartebeest (respecting) , hartebeest (|kaggen foretells the killing of) , hartebeest (is |kaggen's thing) , hartebeest (the hunting of) , hartebeest (lives again and recovers from its wounds) , hartebeest (|kaggen wants it to live) , hartebeest (and the actions of |kaggen) , teaching (the doings of the game) , teaching (the actions of |kaggen) , prohibition (regarding the killing of the hartebeest) , prohibition (and the treatment of |kaggen) , hunting (and |kaggen's actions when a hartebeest has been shot) , hunting (and respecting the game) , hunting (of the hartebeest) , hunting (predictions about) , respect (for |kaggen's things) , respect (showing, for the game) , respect (treatment of the |kaggen) , respect (the coming of |kaggen foretells the shooting of a hartebeest) , wound (cooling the hartebeest's) , wound (how the hartebeest recovers from its wounds and revives) , wound (the coming of |kaggen foretells the shooting of a hartebeest) , foretell (the coming of |kaggen foretells the shooting of a hartebeest) , education (and the actions of the game) , education (treatment of |kaggen) , education (the coming of |kaggen foretells the shooting of a hartebeest) , education (respecting |kaggen's things) , quiver (the coming of |kaggen to sit upon foretells the shooting of a hartebeest)

Story Pages

5257-5260, 5261-5300

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