Story: About a moth called by the Bushmen !num-!num and said to pour lice upon them
About a moth called by the Bushmen !num-!num and said to pour lice upon them
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.
1) p.5373v: Dia!kwain heard this from his mother (≠kamme-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
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