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Story: About a moth called by the Bushmen !num-!num and said to pour lice upon them

Title

About a moth called by the Bushmen !num-!num and said to pour lice upon them

Collection

Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks

Summary

The !num !num moth (or Aloa amasis) is said by the |xam to pour lice upon them when it hovers above. This story describes what the people say when the moth does this and how they drive it away.

Comments

1) p.5373v: Dia!kwain heard this from his mother (‚Ȇkamme-an); see Dia!kwain explains his mother's 'little name', 2) Date on p.5381: 6 October, 2) p.5380v: |xam names of lice and their eggs, 3) See also A Bushman belief about a moth called |goro, the coming of which to the fire at night foretells the slaying of an ostrich (or the finding of ostrich eggs) by one of the men, 4) This story is found in Book V-18

Contributors

Dia!kwain (David Hoesar) (V)

Date

October 1875

Categories

History (Early Race), Plants and animals

Keywords

insect (the !num-!num moth or Aloa amasis) , moth (the !num-!num moth or Aloa amasis) , moth ('a man of lice') , moth (used to talk with men to deceive them) , moth (wants others to also have lice) , moth (its actions) , moth (has lice) , moth (was formerly a man) , moth (in early times) , moth (pours lice on people) , moth (the treatment of) , moth (people drive it and blow it away) , moth (what people say to) , moth (name of) , lice (and the !num !num moth) , name (of a moth) , name (the !num-!num moth or Aloa amasis)

Story Pages

5374-5389

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