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Story: Custom observed with Bushman children, when too young to walk


Custom observed with Bushman children, when too young to walk


Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks


A ceremony performed with the Brachycerus (African Ground Weevil) in order to preserve young babies from convulsions. In the Katkop dialect by Díä!kwãin (L V.-23. 5833-5840). The Brachycerus used to cure illness in little children. By /han≠kass’o (L VIII.-21. 7822–7825).


1) p.5832v: this story was told to Dia!kwain by his mother (≠kamme-an); the beetle of the story ticks like a clock and is shaped like a tortoise, 2) This story is found in Book V-23


Dia!kwain (David Hoesar) (V)


6 January 1876 (started)


Custom and daily life, Healing and ailing


healing (with a beetle) , healing (with the African ground weevil) , healing (actions performed while) , healing (the sounds made while) , healing (a description of a healing custom observed with young children) , healing (of a very young child) , healing (of a young child's convulsions) , child (a custom observed with young children) , child (healing with a weevil) , child (and the African ground weevil) , child (with convulsions in its sleep) , child (and illness) , child (is startled awake) , weevil (a custom observed with young children) , weevil (the Brachycerus) , weevil (African ground) , weevil (used in healing young children) , weevil (or beetle) , weevil (is placed in a child's hands) , illness (healing a young child with a weevil) , illness (healing in little children) , illness (a child's convulsions) , insect (a healing custom observed with young children using the African ground weevil or Brachycerus)

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