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Story: Rain changes people into frogs


Rain changes people into frogs


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The Rain believed to be ridden by sorcerers. By /han≠kass’o (L VIII.-27. 8399 rev. and 8400 rev., note). When the Rain is angry with anyone, people may be carried off in the whirlwind, and various transformations effected. The young women should propitiate a water pit, by means of 'buchu' and ttò. (L VIII.-16. 7418-7428.) The old people say that when the rain is angry it wants to kill people. It takes the man who made it angry, and all his people, and turns them into frogs at the pond. Their karosses and quiver skins become springboks and their sticks become bushes.


1) |han≠kass'o heard this from his mother (|xabbi-an) who he thinks heard it from her mother (≠kammi), 2) See also The maiden who was taken up in a whirlwind by the agency of the angry Rain and became a great snake, 3) This story is found in Book VIII-16


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


9 September 1878 (started)


The Rain and Rain's water, Transformation


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