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Story: Sorcerers are like lions


Sorcerers are like lions


Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks


The sorcerers see a handsome person and cause him to be ill. The dogs cannot sleep for barking at the sorcerers, and the sick man dies, although he has been doctored. (L VIII.-15. 7298-7303). When a good-looking or 'handsome' person falls ill and dies, the !giten (sorcerers) seize that person. Every time he seems to get better they 'shoot' (bewitch) him again, making him ill, and he never recovers. Their arrows kill people even when they are being 'snored'.


1) |han≠kass'o heard this story from his mother (|xabbi-an), 2) p.7298v: a place called Jagdt drift is near ||kabbo's place, 3) p.7301v: 'snoring' someone who is really sick, 4) p.7302v: sorcerers shoot (and appear to eat) handsome people, 5) See also Sorcerers shoot with invisible arrows, causing illness and What sorcerers eat and When a good-looking person is ill, 6) This story is found in Book VIII-15


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


August 1878


Custom and daily life, Healing and ailing


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